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The Early Records 



OF THE 



Town of Providence 



VOLUME XIV 

BEING THE FIRST BOOK FOR 
THE RECORDING OF DEEDS AND 
CALLED DEED BOOK NO. i. 



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Printed under Authority of the City Council of Providence by 

HORATIO ROGERS and EDWARD FIELD 



Record Commissioners 



0.i':.AhD£ 



THE PROVIDENCE 
ATHEN>EUM J 



PROVIDENCE 
Snow & Farnham City Printers 

1899 



PREFACE 



The present volume is the fourteenth of the Early Records of the Town of 
Providence, prepared pursuant to several resolutions of the City Council, passed 

from time to time, the first of which was as follows : 

• 

Resolved, That Horatio Rogers, George M. Carpenter, and Edward Field, 
are hereby appointed Record Commissioners, who shall serve without compensa- 
tion, for the purpose of collecting and printing the early records of the town of 
Providence, and said commissioners are hereby authorized to expend the sum of 
one thousand dollars for the collecting and printing said records, said sum to be 
charged to the appropriation for printing. 

The book which is herewith presented in type is designated as " Deed Book 
No. 1," and the original is in the custody of the Recorder of Deeds of the City 
of Providence. It is the first volume which was particularly used for the entry of 
land evidences and similar documents^, aijd marks a period when the growth of the 
town demanded a more systematic method of keeping its records. 

In printing this volume the Commissioners have departed somewhat from the 
form and appearance of the previous volumes of the Early Records, although 
outwardly it is in size the same. The large amount of original material herein 
perpetuated in type, consisting mostly of deeds, made it necessary, in order to 
avoid undue bulk, to include more matter upon a page, and to reduce the 
weight though not the quality of the paper. 

The same course has been followed in printing this volume that has been pre- 
served in the other volumes, and for the sake of convenience the explanation is 
repeated here. 

The figures at the top of the pages, and enclosed in brackets represent the 
paging of this present volume. 

384093 



IV 



PREFACE. 



The heavy figures enclosed in brackets represent the paging of the original 
book as it now stands. 

This mark | shows the beginning and end of interlineations in the original. 

Words or letters printed in parentheses are so found in the original. 

Brackets enclosing blank space, tlius, [ ] signify that something is missing 
from, or illegible in the original. 

In very many cases the marks or signs made by illiterate persons to instruments 
in lieu of their own proper signatures are produced in fac-simile by the recording 
officer, but in print in this volume these signs are usually represented thus, X, 
being the conventional sign commonly used for that purpose. 

Two indexes follow the text, an index to names and an index to deeds. In 
indexing land evidences it is the usual practice to make separate lists of the names 
of grantors and grantees, necessitating an examination of both for tiie discovery 
of the name under consideration. The Commissioners, however, in tliis volume, 
believing that the same purpose will be served in a more simple way, have made 
one index, combining both parties to such evidences, and the names of both 
grantors and gmntees will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order, and 
the tables prepared in connection with them will give all facts necessary for the 
information of the person engaged in searching this book. They have also 
included in this index a brief abstract of the property referred to in the instru- 
ments herein recorded, so that the examiner will not be obliged to go through tlie 
long descriptions in the deeds themselves to find out whether it is the special 
property of his examination. 

HORATIO ROGERS, 



EDWARD FIELD, 



Providence, February 25, 1899. 



Record Commmloneni. 






4« ''-, A ' A- 



This plat app" 
preceding the "Alpht 



DEEDS 



No. I 



[1] 



An Alphabetical! Table shewing the Generall Heads of this following Volme 
in y* shorter Tearmes ; as it may appeare. 

A 

Ben: Arnolds Deed of his fathers Right "at pautuxett sould vnto his Bro : Ste- 
phen. Page. 1. 

Ben : Arnold's Deed of 50 acres of Land at the Hand Conanicutt ; sould vnto 
his Bro; Stephen, p. 2 

Rich : Arnold 3 Returnes of Land : see p : y® 23 : *** 

Arnolds Deed from W? Carpenter : 172 

B. 

John Browne, sould vnto James Browne his Brother, his father's house Lott. 
See page y* 11"*. 

James Browne sould vnto Dan : Abbott his ffather's house Lott &c. See 
page 12*** 

John Browne sould vnto his Bro : Jeremiah halfe y® swamp w*''* was belonging 
to George Rickardes See page 13*** 

Jeremiah Browne, sould vnto Dan : Abbott y* aboue mentioned Swamp. See 
page. - 14."* 

Henry Brownes Testimony of Lippetts Sayle of Land vnto Arthur ffenner See 
in p - 37. 

the Beloues Agreements 112 

C 

Walter Clarke of New z=: port, sould vnto John Scott of providence Land Lie- 
ing neare y* place called Reinold's Valine. See his Deed in y* 7'** page 
John Crossman's Deed to waiter Clark — p 38. 
William Carpenters Deede — from Thomas Olney 

Page — 48 : 49 
Clemence Richard Retume 215 

Thomas Clemences Return. 130 

D. 



[2] 

£. 

Andrew Edmonds his Lands at the Narrow passage Recorded : pag© : 225 

Esten Thomas es Return 143 

Henry Estens Returne 133 ; 134 

Henry Estens Quit Clam from Jonathan Mowrey 177 

F 

John ffitch of Rehobath, sould vnto Rebeckah Scott of providence a percell of 
Land in y* called Reinolds Valine See his Deed in y* 5*** & 6/** pages 
Arthur Fenners deede from Joseph Wise - - 21 — 22 

G 

John Gumeys deed from John ffield Page 266 

H 

Will : Hopkins his deed to George Keetch — see page — 20. 

Hollimans Deede to william Harris — see page — 67 

Highway by Crawfords to the shore 56 



Jencks Joseph Return 146 

The Same 147 

K. 

L. 

John Lippett's deed to Arthur flfen' : p — 36. 

M. 

Rol)ert Morris sould vnto Robert williams Land, 

See. p : lO^'* 

Shad : mantons Land : see page 25*'* 
Mowry Nathaniel from Richard Prey Page 206 &c 
Mathewson James Return of his Land. 210. — 

N. 



[3] 

O. 

Epenetus Olneys Return of 60 acres and ten acres of Land at wenstcut 
page 148 

Epenetus Olneys Return of 42 acres of Land at wenstcut - 149 

Epenetus olneys Retvrn Grate swamp 149 — 150 

P. 

Concerneing Ephraim peirece Land p — 27. 

Will : Park his deed To Thornton — page 41. 

Pautuxett agreement Concerning there Lands; 125 : 126 

on the East Side of pachasett — 127 

Place Eapherim Deed from Volintine Wittmen : 8 

. Q. 

R. 

Throckmorton's Returne of his Land, sould vnto Dan: Abbott, & being Trans- 
fer'd out of y* old book, is Entered in page — The 15*** 

Tho : Wallings Returne of his Land, sould vnto y® s** Abbott, & being Trans- 
fer'd out of y* old | book | akoe, is Entered in page The — 15/** 

As also y® s* Abbotts owne share of Land, 15.*** 

And his flfather's 6 acre Lott. with y® Mapp thereof. See page 16.*** 

See page — 16*** 

Jeremiah Rhoades Deed to Dan : Abbott. p — 41 : 42. 

Maudlin Rhoades her Assignemt — p — 43 

S. 

Joseph I Smith | of providence, sould vnto Ralfe paine of New = port, his 
Bro : Leonard's Land &c Page y® 3. 

Land Layd out vnto John Scott, by Arthur ffenner, & Jo** Whipple Surveyors, 
neare y® place called Reinolds Valine. See in y® 9*** 10*** pages of this book. 

John Sayles his deed vnto W'? Haughkings 

See page y® 30***. 

Rich Smith record of fower acres of land page y® 43***. 

Scott Rebecah Deed from John Fitch page- 5. &c 

Scott Johns Deed from Walter Clerk 7 

Scott Johns Returns of Land 9 



[4] 



John Throckmorton's Deed vnto Dan : Abbott of his two shares of Land. 

See page - - 16*** 
The Towne deed to Tho : Clemence page — 39 

William Turpins deed from Thomas Arnold Recorded - - - - 236 
John Thorntons deed from William Park 40 



V. 



W. 

Robert Williams sould vnto John Scott See in page the 4'**. 

Tho : Willmutt of Seconk, sould vnto John Scott of providence, Land in y* 

called Reinolds Valine. See his Deed in y* 4*** page 

Vol: Whittmans Deed vnto Ephraim pearce — See in page 8.'** 

Rob : Williams sould vnto Dan : Abbott of providence Land, See in y® 

10'** page 

The s^ Abbott bought a share of Land of Tho: Walling - See — page 17*** 

His halfe Right of Comon sould. See y® witnesses page 18*** 

Joseph wise his deed to Cap* flfenner page 21-22 

Tho : wallings Deed and agreement | w*** y® Town & from them : | See — 

page j9**» 

Sam : Winsors Returne of Land : page 25.*** 

And alsoe his deeds : See in pages — 26 : 27 : 

Benj : Whipple" record of his land See page : y* 55 

Joseph Whipples : Return : 151 : 152 

David Whipples Deed from his father John Whipple 60 

Benjamin Whipples Return 55 

Joseph Williams es Return 138 

Samuel Whipples Return 137 

Joseph whipples Returns 150 — 151 

Valentine Whittmans Return 132 

John Wliipple Seno' R Returns 57 

X. 



Z. 



[5] 

[1] The Enroulment of a Deed Signed Benedict Arnold : 
To all persons to whome these presents shall Come, Benedict Arnold of 
Newport in the Collony of Roade Jsland and prouidence plantations : &c : Senior 
Eldest son and heire of William Arnold late of pautuxett in the | sayd | Collony 

Deceased Sendeth Greetting 

Know Yee that I the sayd Benedict Arnold for and in Consideration of the 
trve and Just Sum of one hundred Pounds Currant Silver mony of New Eng- 
land unto mee in hand well and trvely payd before the Sealeing and Delivery 
of these presents by my Brother Stephen Arnold of Pautuxett afore sayd the 
Receit where of I doe here by acknowledge and there of and there with doe 
owne my selfe to be fully Sattifl&ed Contened and payd, have Granted Aliened 
infeoffed bargained and sould and by these presents for me my heirs Exec- 
uto' : and Administr'' Doe ; fully Clearely and Absolvtely grant Alien Enfeoffee 
bargaiiie Sell and Confirme, unto my | sayd | Brother Stephen Arnold and his 
Heirs and Assignes for Euer, all the Land of our sayd ffather lieing and being 
within the Bounds of pautuxett aforesayd, that is to say between pautuxett 
River and prouidence bounds. Consisting Either of upland, meadow, pastures, 
marshes, woods, wood grounds. Gardens, Orchards, or any other Land what 
Ever within the sayd purchase of pautuxett, in possestion of our sayd ffather 
dureing his Life, or in, or to which he had any just Right, Claime or Interst, 
to geather with all and Singular the Rights, libertys, Priveledgs, Comons 
Comodetys, buildings, matterialls for buildings fences and Improvements what 
Ever to the sayd land or any Part or Percell there of belonging or in any wise 
appertaineing To have and to hold the sayd land and all and singular the 
premissess aboue by these presents granted, unto him the sayd Stephen Arnold 
and his Heirs and Assignes for Euer to the only proper use and behoue of 
him the sayd Stephen Arnold and his heirs and Assignes for Euer, And I the 
sayd Benedict Arnold for me my heirs Executors and Administrators doe 
hereby Covenant promise grant and Agree to and with my sayd Brother Stephen 
Arnold and his heirs and Assigns for Euer, that the sayd land and all | and | sin- 
gvlar the premissess above by these presents granted, now be and for Euer 
here after shall be and remaine unto my sayd Brother Stephen Arnold and his 
heirs and Assignes Clearly acquitted. Exonerated and Discharged of and from 
all other gifts, grants, leases, Joyntvres Dowers, thirds, or any other title 
Claime intrest demavnd or incombrance what Ever had made. Suffered or done, 
or to be had made suffered or done by me the sayd Benedict Arnold or my 
heirs or Assignes or any person or persons by my meanes title Consent or 
procurement ; and I the sayd Benedict Arnold the sayd Land and all and Sin- 
gvlar the premissess above by these presents granted unto my sayd Brother 
Stephen Arnold and his Heirs and assignes against me and my hell's and assignes 



[6] 

shall and will warrant and for Ever defend by these presents : Jn witnes 
where of I have herevnto sett ray hand and Seale the third day of november in the 
nine and twentieth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne lord Cliarles the second 
King of England, &c Annoqe : Dni : 1677 Benedict Arnold Sen' ; L. S. 

Signed Sealed & delivered in the presents of (the word land in the sixteenth 
line being [ ]ast Enterlined /. 

Roger Govlding, 

Thomas Ward 

Richard Baylie 
Recorded by and with the Townes Consent, Aprill the fii-st: 1678 ^' John 
Whipple Gierke / 

[2] The inroulment of a deed Signed Benedict Arnold, 

To all persons to whome these presents shall Come Benedict Arnold of new- 
port in the CoUony of Roade Jsland and providence plantations, etc. Senior 
Sendeth Greetting, Know yee that I the sayd Benedict Arnold for and in Consid- 
eration of the trve and Just svm of Sixty pounds Currant Silver mony of New 
England unto me in hand >yell and trvly payd before the Sealeing and Delivery 
of ^these presentw by my Brother Stephen Arnold of pautuxett in the sayd CoUony 
the receit whereof I doe here by acknowledge and there of and there with doe 
owne my Selfe to be fully Sattisfied Contented and payd have granted, Aliened, 
infeoffed, bargained and sould, and by these presents for me my heirs Executors, 
and Administrators, doe fully Clearely and absolvtely grant, alien, infeoffed, bar- 
gaine. Sell and Confirme unto my sayd Brother Stephen Arnold and his heirs and 
Asignes for Euer a certaine Parcell of Land Containing fifty acres lieing and being 
on the Jsland Cononicutt in the Sayd Collony and is to be the Sovth ther most part 
of a tract of land lately purchased by me the sayd Benedict Arnold of the Exec- 
ute" of John Clarke deceased. Except I the sayd Benedict Annold shall within 
two yeares after the date hereof or before my Brother hath ocation to improve 
the sayd land, bvy a tract of land adjoyneing to the land above mentioned, and 
now belonging to Joseph Clarke and william Clarke of newport aforsayd which Jf 
I doe then the fifty acres of land here by bargained and sovld is to be layd forth 
to my sayd Brother Stephen Arnold and his heirs and Asignes out of the South 
part of the sayd tract of land last above Expressed ; To have and to hold the 
sayd fifty acres of land hereby Bargained and sould to him the sayd Stephen 
Arnold and his heirs and Asignes for Ever to the proper use and behoofe of him 
the sayd Stephen Arnold and his heirs and Asignes for Ever, And I the sayd 
Benedict Arnold for me my heirs, Executo", and Administrate'': doe hereby 
Covenant and promise to and with my sayd Brother Stephen Arnold and his heirs 
and Asignes that when the sayd fifty acres of land here by granted is layd forth 



y^ 



[7] 

unto him, or when he shall Enter thereon by him selfe or his Assignes acording 
to the trve intent and meaneing of these presents, myselfe or my heirs or some 
other person or persons by me impowered there to shall and will make Seale and 
deliver unto him the sayd Stephen Arnold and his heirs and Asignes a good firme 
and lawfuU Deed of the sayd fifty Acres of land hereby sould and the cer- 
taine and fixed Bovndes thereof Jn Wittness where of I have hereunto sett my . 
hand and Seale the third day of November in the nine and twentyeth yeare 
of the Reign of ovr Soveraigne lord Charles the Second King of England &c : 
Annoqe Dom: 1677 

Benedict Arnold Sen' 
Signed, Sealed & Delive|r|d, L. S. 

in the presents of 

Roger Goulding, 
Thomas Ward, 
Richard Baily, 
This Deed was recorded by and with the Townes Consent, Aprill the : 1'^ : 
167 [ ] f : me John Whipple Jvn'Clerke; 

[3] The Enrolement of a deed Signed Joseph Smith : 

To all people before whome these presents shall Come, Joseph Smith Jnhabetant 
of the Towne of prouidence in the CoUony of Road Jsland and prouidence plan- 
tations in New England in America, Sendeth Greeting know yee that the sayd 
Joseph Smith Administrator to the Esstate of my Brother John Smith of the 
sayd Towne (deceased) who was Heire and Exsecutor to my Brother Leonard 
Smith Deceased, ffor and in Consider of the full sum of thirty five poundes in 
hand all well and trvely payd by Ralfe paine of the Towne of Newport in the 
CoUony afore sd, the recept of which I doe owne and acknowledge, and doe 
hereby acquitt him his Heirs Executors, Administra*' : and Assignes of the same, 
Haue bargained, sold Enfeeoffed, Aliened, made ouer and Confirmed, And by 
these presents Doe bargaine, sell, Enfeeoffee, make ouer, and Confirme unto the 
afore sayd Ralfe payne and his heirs, ninty Acres of upland and low land, the 
said Land is scituate in the afore sd Towne of prouidence, and about a mile and 
half e in distance from the sayd towne northwesterly, the sayd land Bounding on 
the south side with the land of William Haukins Junr, on on the northern End 
with the Comon, on the western side with the Comon and on the southern End 
with y® Comon, Bounded on y* northwest Corner with a white oake tree marked, 
and soe to range to another white oake tree marked, and from that to another 
white oake tree marked and from that to range to another white oake tree marked 
standing on the south|ern| side of the west Riuer, and on the north western 
part of y* sayd Land with a black oake treee marked the which tree is boundery 



[8] 

also of the land of Benjamin Hemden of y® sd Towne, on the north East- 
er)n| part with a pine tree marked and soe to range to a white oake tree marked 
which is partly a Corner, and soe to range to a Burch tree marked standing on 
the Eastern side of the runn that runeth doune by the Land of ye afore sd Hau- 
kins, and soe to a tree marked standing on the southerne side of the west River 
against where y® sd runn, runeth into the sd west riuer ; As also a fine and twenty 
Acre Right of Comoning with in the limmits and libbertys of ye afore sd Towne, 
reaching soe farr westward as the seauen mile line sett by order of y* sd Towne, 
All and singular the sayd premises I say I haue with all my right Jntrest and title 
therein truely sold made ouer and passed away both from my selfe and my 
Heirs unto the sayd Ralfe payne both for him selfe and his heirs to haue and to 
hold as his and either of theire trve proper and lawf uU right and Jnheritance in 
ffee simple for ever : as the trve and most rightf ull Jnheritor thereof ; and I doe 
by these presents firmel}'' bind my selfe my heirs, Executoi'S, and Administ" : at 
all times to save keep harmeles and deffend y® sd Ralfe paine his heirs, Execut': 
Adminis|tor| and Asignes from all hindrances, letts, troubles, Jncumbrances, 
molestations, suits, rights, titles, and Clairaes which may arise or be layd unto the 
saj'd Land and Comoning, or any part or percell there of or any thing there on 
by any person or persons what soe euer, lawfully Claimeing or to Claime by vertve 
of any other sale, Jmbazelment, Gift, or mortgage, at any time made done or Com- 
itted by me sd Joseph Smith or any person Either ffor. By, Through or under 
mee, And I the sayd Joseph Smith against me my heirs Executors, Administra- 
te*' : and Assignes, and for the sd Ralfe payne his heirs Executors, Administr**' : 
and Assignes, the sayd land and Comoning by these presents for Ever will war- 
rant and defend Jn wittness where of I doe here unto sett my hand and scale, 
this fif tenth day of June, one thousand six hundred and seaventy seaven, and 
twenty ninth yeare of the reign of his Majesty Charles y® second: Ectr: 

Joseph Smith, L. S. 

Signed sealed & Delivered, 
in the presence of us, 

Epenetus olney 

William llaukins, 
Entered upon record A prill y® 



8: iG78: f me 



John Whipple Clerke, 



[4] The Eiiroulement of a Deed Signed & Sealed Robert Williams. 
New England prouidence, : 8V' of ffebrvary : 166| : soe Called, 
This Wittneseth that I Robert Williams of Newport on Rode Jland schoole 
master have for good Consideration by me in hand received demised and sold unto 



[9] 

John Scott of prouidence in the CoUony of Roade = Jsland and prouidence 
plantations, my Dwellinge house in prouidence with y® houseing home shaire and 
orchard, with all Appurtenanc to my home share belonging as I bought them of 
William Reynolds. Togeather with Thi*ee small percells of meadow Viz : one 
neere adjoyneing to the | now | dwelling house of John Scott afore sayd togeather 
with y* little Jland lying before his sayd hovse, As also a percell of meadow 
Calld Rvmney marsh, lieing neere unto y* house and grounds of Thomas Clem- 
ents, as also my five Acres there lieing, there being only a highway parting 
betweene y* sayd five Acres and y® land of | John | Scott, which he had of his 
ffather M' Richard Scott. As also my twentie acres of upland lying at y® head 
of y* land w®** was AP ffoots : Togeather with my whole Right of Comonage, in 
y* Townshipp of providence Excepting what I have sold unto William Havkins 
y* is to say my Right of Comonage beyond y® seaven mile of ye Towne bounds ; 
All these afore sayd perticvlars I the sayd Robert Williams have sold unto y* 
sayd John Scott, to have and to hovld, to him his Heirs, Executors, Administra- 
tor's and Assignes for euer. And I doe hereby bind my selfe, my Ileira, Exec- 
uto', Administmto*^: and Assignes to y® trve P'formance of ye premises, without 
fravd. Deceit or Covsin : Witness my hand and scale the day and yeare above 
written Robert Williams. L. S. 

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered, 

in y® presence of uss. 
Roger Williams 
Sam : Barnard, 

Enrouledbyand With y** Townes Consent Aprill y*: 2P*^: 1678 P'*'me John 
Whipple Jvnr Clerke, 

The Enrolement of a Deed signed & sealed Thomas Willmott, 
Know all Christian people before whome this deed of sale shall Come, that I 
Thomas Willmott of y® Towne of Rehobith in y* CoUony of plymouth, in New 
England, have with the free and VoUentary Consent of Elizebeth my wife Bar- 
gained, sovld made ouer, and Confinned, and by thes presents doe bargaine, sell 
make ouer and Confirme, unto John Scott of y** Towne of providence in y® Col- 
lony of Roade = Jsland and providence plantiitions in New England, A percell of 
Land in Quantety ffowrty one. Acres and a halfe, whi(;h percell of Land did in y® 
originall belong unto William Reinolds formerly inhabetiuit of y® afore sayd 
Towne of providence and was by y* sayd Towne Granted vnto y® sayd Reinolds 
in part of his purchase Right which he received of y® afore sayd Towne of proui- 
dence ; and is ye'tt vndevided from ffowrty one Acres and a halfe now in y® pos- 
sestion of John flitch of Rehobatli afore sayd, the whole Eighty and three Acres 
was layd out unto y® afore named Reinold in part of his aforesayd Right ; And 



[10] 

is in distance from y® aforesayd Towne of providence abovte foure English miles 
and is knowne by y® name of Ileinolds his Vallew ; and is Bounded Easterly with 
y* fresh streame Called pavtuckett River, southerly with a swampe and westerdly 
with a hill, and northwardly with the Land of the aforesayd John Scott, this 
whole Tract of Eighty three Acres was by a Deed of sale passed away from y* 
sayd William Reinolds unto Thomas layton of Roade Jsland afore sd, and from 
him y* sayd Layton sold unto John Sayles and by him unto John fitch afore 
named, and vnto me y* sayd Thomas Willmott, and to us Confirmed it, our 
Equall and proper Lawfully Right ; y* one halfe thereof being forty one Acres 
and a halfe, I say for good Consideration in hand all ready Received well and 
Trvely payd unto me y® sayd Thomas Willmott, by y® afore sayd John Scott, I 
have trvely sold unto y® sayd John Scott, with all the appurtenances, Bennefitts, 
privelidges, proflitts and Comodetys thereof and thereunto belonging, and doe 
by this Jiistrvment with all my Right, and Title in y® sayd lands past away y* 
same, and every P't and P cell there of both from my selfe, and from my heirs, 
unto the sayd John Scott, both for him selfe and for his heirs To Have and [5] and 
to hold as hLs or either of theire, Trve proper and Lawfull Right of Jnheritance 
for Ever, Quietly and peaceably to Enjoye Vse and possess the same, without at 
any time the hindrance, Trovble, lett, moUestation or Contradiction of or by me 
y* sayd Thomas Willmott, my Heirs, Executors Administrators, or Assignes or of 
any person. Either for by throvgh or under mee, and that y® sayd John Scott doth 
at this present day of the signeing and sealeing hereof stand trvely and Law- 
fully seized with y* sayd lands and every part and percell thereof as the trve 
and most RightfuU Jnheritor thereof; of a good, sure, and Absolute Lawfull and 
undefeazable Estate of Jnheritance in fee simplee, without any Contradiction, or 
Condition, limitation, use or other thing to pase alter or Change the same, And 
doe also by these presents firmely bind my selfe, my heirs, my Executors, my 
Administrators, and Assignes, at all times to save, and keep harmeless and 
defend the said John Scott, his Heirs Executors Ectt, from all hindi-ances, letts, 
Troubles, moUestations, Svits, Jntrests Claimes, Rights titles, which shall arise, or 
be layd unto the sayd Lands or any part or persell of y* same, by any person, or 
persons what soe Ever, Claimeing or to Claime by vei1;ve of any other Bargaine, 
Sale, Gift, Jmbazelment, or morgage at any time made done or Comitted by me 
the sayd Thomas Willmott, or of any other person by through or vnder me, or 
from any person Elce lawfully Claimeing or to Claime, and doe also bind my 
selfe, my Heirs, Executors, Ectt, to secvre the sayd John Scott his Heirs, Exec- 
vtors ect : from all Claimes as of Dowreys Joj^ntures, Jntailes, or any Claime of 
Thirds which at any time may Arise or be layd unto the said lands, or any part 
or percell thereof. Either by or through Elizabeth my wife this being my free act 
and Deed with y* free and Vollentary Consent of Elizabeth my wife, in Wittness 



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thereof wee doe hereunto sett our hands and seales this day of Janvarj' : y® : 
1 in the yeare one thovsand, six hvndred, seaventy and one 

Signed, Sealed, & Thomas Willmott, L. S. 

Delivered, in y* the marke | of | Elizabeth Willmott, L. S. 

presence^of uss, 

Nicholass Ide, 

the marke of Anthony perry X Recorded by y* 

Townes Consent, 
Aprill y* : 24^»» : 1678 
P" Jo": Whipple Clerk. 

The Enrolement of a Deed, Signed John ffitch 

To all people before whome these presents shall Come, John ffitch of the 
Towne of Rehobath in the Collony of New plymouth in New England, in Amer- 
ica Sendeth Greeting. Know Yee that the sayd John ffitch in Consideration of 
the full sum of tenn poundes in Currant silver in hand allready well and trvely 
payd unto me by Rebecah Scott of the Towne of prouidence in the Collony of 
Roade = Js = land and prouidence plantations in New Eng = land, (widow) 
the recept of which I doe one and acknowledge, and doe hereby Acquitt her, her 
Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assignes of the same, Haue Bargained, 
Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliened, made ouer, and Confirmed, And by these presents doe 
bargaine, sell, Enfeoffee, Alien, make ouer, and Confirme unto the afore sd 
Rebecah Scott, a certaine Quantety of Land being in Estemation forty one Acres 
and a halfe (more or less) the sayd Land is scitvate in the afore sd Towne of 
prouidence, and in distance from the sayd Towne North Easterly about fower Eng- 
lish miles, lieing in the Valley Called Reinolds his Valley, the sayd land bein the 
[6] the one halfe of Eighty and three Acres of land which Thomas Willmutt of 
tJie afore sd Rehobath and my selfe i)urchased of John Sayles of the sayd proui- 
dence, the sayd land did in the origanall belong unto William Reinold': formerly 
of the sayd Towne of prouidence, the which he received of the sayd Towne as 
part of his purchase Right, the which he passed away by sale to Thomas layton 
of Rhoad= J8=land, and the sd Layton did pass it to the aforesd John Sayles, 
the sayd Eighty tliree Acres, of which I sell the one halfe was not deuided, 
betwixt my selfe and the sayd Willmutt, the sayd Land bounding Eastwardly 
with the River called pautuckett. Southerly with a Swampe, Westerly with a 
Hill, and northerly with the land of John Scott of y® sd prouidence, (Deceased) 
All which aforementioned forty one Acres and | a | halfe of Land being the one 
halfe of the sd Eighty three, I say, I haue with all ray right Jntrest and Title 
therein trvely sold made ouer and passed both from my selfe my Heires, Execu- 
tors, Administrators, and Assignes to tlie sayd Rebecah Scott and her Heirs 
to have and to hold as her or Either of theire trve proper Lawfull right and 



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inheritance for Ever in fee simple, as the trve and most rightfull Jnheritor thereof 
And I doe by these presence firmly bind my selfe, my lieii-s, Exeuctors, and 
Administrators at all times to saue to keep harmless and deffend the sayd Rebecah 
Scott, her heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assignes from all hindrances, 
Letts, Troubles, Incumbrances, molesstations, suites. Titles, and Claimes which 
may Arise or be layd unto the premissess, or any part thereof by any person or 
persons Whateoeuer lawfully Claimemg or to be Clayme by Vertue of any other 
Bargaine, Sale, Jmbazelment, Gift, or mortgage, at any time made done or Comit- 
ted by me or any other person Either ffor. By, Through, or under mee, as Also to 
secure y' sd Rebecah Scott and her Heirs, from any Claime of Thirds which may 
Arise or be layd unto the premisses, by or through my now wife. And I the Afore 
sd John ffitch against me my heirs. Executors, Administratoi's, and Assignes, To 
the sayd Rebecah Scott her heirs. Executors, Administrators, and Assignes the 
aboue sd premissess by these i)resents for Euer Will Warrant and Defend 

Jn Wittness whereof I doe here unto sett my hand and scale, this Eight day 
of November, one Thousand, six hundred, and seauenty seaven, and the Twenty 
ninth yeare of his Majest}\s Reign Charles the Second Ectt, 

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered, The marke 

in the presents of uss, John X. flitch L. S. 

Eliazur Arnold, of 

John Whipple : Jun' 

Memorandum the words Rebecah Scott, and her Heirs, betwixt the Twenty 
one line and the Twenty two lines, were Enterlined before tliese presents were. 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered, As also the sayd Rebecah Scott and her Heirs, shall 
have by virtue of this Jnstrvment what Right soe Ever doth Apeare to be mine 
that was formerly the right of William Reinoldes of the Towne of prouidence, 
lieing in the sayd Valley. 

Recorded by & with y® Townes Consent Aprill y® 25**" : 1078 '^**' John Whi[)- 
ple Jun' Clerke. 

[7] The Enrolement of a Deed signed Walter Clarke, 

To all persons to whome tliese present** shall Come Walter Clarke of Newport 
in the CoUoney of Roade = Jsland and prouidence plantations in New England 
Sendeth Greeting, Know yee that I the sayd Walter Clarke for and in Considem- 
tion of the trve and Just sum of twenty poundes in Currant pay of this Collony 
unto me in hand well and trvely payd l:)eforc the sealeing and Delivery of these 
presents, by my Brother in law John Scott of the Towne of prouidence in y*" 
Collony aforesayd, the receirt where of I doe here by Acknoledge and there of 
and there with doe owne my selfe to be fully sattisfied Contented and payd, have- 
ing ffonnerly gi-anted, Aliened, Enfeoffed, Bargained, and Sold unto my afore sd 



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Brother John Scott (now Deceased) Sixty Acres of up land, and three | Acres | of 
low land or meadow land, (be it more or less) the sayd land is scituate in the 
afore sd Towne of prouidence, the fonner Dwelling house of my sayd Brother 
standing upon the sayd land, the sayd Sixty Acres of land Bounding on the East 
and northEast with the River called pautuckett riuer, on the north with the afore 
sd three Acres of low land or meadow land, on the north western part with the 
Townes Comon, and on the south part, partly with the Valley Called Reinold" : 
his Valley, and party with Sixty Acress of land in the possestion of my afore sd 
Brother, The sayd Sixty Acres Bounded on the northwestern Comer with a Black 
oake stumpe marked on two sides, on the Southwestern Comer with a white 
oake tree marked on two sides, standing by a pond called Crambery pond, and on 
the South = Easterne Comer with the Gulley where it falleth into | ye sayd | pau- 
tuckett river, the sayd Gulley parting the sayd land from the afore sd Valley, the 
sayd meadow Bounding on one part with the aforesd river, on the other part 
with the I afore sd | Townes Comon, and on the other part with the aforesd Sixty 
Acres of land, the sayd land and meadow did in origanall belong unto my ffather 
in law Richard Scott. And now by these presents for me my Heirs, Executor': and 
Administrator*. Doe fully Clearely and Absolutely Rattifie and Confirme unto the 
Executrixs and heirs, or Heirs of my | sayd | Brother (Deceased) acording to 
his Will for Ever, all and singular the above mentioned premissess, with all the 
appurtenances, Beneffitts, privelidges, proffitts and Comodet}^ there of or in any 
wise there unto belonging or appertaineing to have and to hold as his or Either of 
theire trve proper and lawfuU Right and inheritance in ffee simple for Euer acord- 
ing to the sayd Will, And I the sayd Walter Clarke for me my Heirs, Executor*: 
and Administrators, doe hereby Couenant promise grant and Agree to and with 
the Executrix and heire, or heirs (acording to y* sd will) for Euer, that the said 
land and meadow and all and singular the premissess above by these presents 
sayd to be granted now be and for Ever here after shall be and remaine unto the 
Executrix': and heirs, or heirs (according to y® will) Clearely acquitted Exon- 
erated, and disscharged of and from all other gifts. Grants, leases Joyntures, 
Dowers, Thirds or any other title Claime Jntrest, demavnd or Jncumbrance what 
soe Ever had made suffered or done, or to be had mad suffered or done, by me 
the sayd Walter Clarke or my heira or Assignes or any person or persons by my 
meanes title Consent or procvrement, And I the sayd Walter Clarke all and Sin- 
gvlar the premisess above by these presents Granted to the Executrixs and heire, 
or heirs according to y® will, and theire lieirs and Assignes against me my heirs 
and assignes shall and will warrant and for Ever Deffend, Jn Wittness where of 
I doe here unto sett my hand and scale [8] seale, this : 19*** : of y® : 12*** : 
mo— : Called ffebr' : 16 y: The wordes (be it more or less,) were Enterlined, 
in y® ; 8° : Eight line before y* Ensealeing, and Delivery here of 



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Signed, Sealed and Walter Clarke L. S. 

Delivered in the presents Hannah Clarke. L. S. 

of uss 

Joseph Bryar 

William Allen 

Robert Malins 

16 V 

Recorded by and with y* Townes Consent, Aprill y* : 25*** : 1678 : ^•^ John 

Whipple Jun' Clerke, 

The Enroulement of a Deed Signed Vallentine Whittman, 

To all persons to whome these presents shall Come Vallintine Whittman of the 
Towne of prouidence in the Coilony of Roade = Js = land and prouidence planta- 
tions Sendeth Greeting, Know yee that I the sayd Vallintine Whittman for and 
in Consideration of the true and Just Sum of fifteene poundes in Good merchant- 
able pay of this CoUony in hand well and truely payd before the Sealeing and 
Deliver)' of these presents, by Ephraim pearce of the Towne and Coilony afore- 
sayd the receite. where of I doe here by acknowledge and there of and there 
with doe owne my selfe to be fully sattisfied Contened and payd, Have granted, 
Aliened, infeeoffed Bargained, and sould, and by these presents for me my Heirs, 
Executors, and Administrators, Doe fully, Clearely and Absolutely grant. Alien, 
infeoffee, Bargaine Sell, and Confirme unto Ephraim pearce his Heirs and Assignes 
for Euer, all my Right, Title and Jntrest in and to Sixty Acres of upland, the 
sayd Land doth arise to me upon the Account of a fifty Acree Deuition, and is 
that fifty Acree Shaire of land that I layd Doune by exchange with the Towne, 
and is now to l>e taken up by the sayd Ephraim pearce. And the sayd Ephraim 
pearce To Have and to hold the sayd shaire of upland and all and singular the 
premisess aboue by these presents granted unto the sayd Ephraim pearce, and his 
Heirs and Assigns for Euer to the only proper use and behoue of him the sayd 
Ephraim pearce and his Heirs, and Assignes for Euer. And I the sayd Vallen- 
tine Whiteman, for me my heirs. Executor': and Administrator": doe hereby 
Cpuenant promise grant and Agree to and with the sayd Ephraim pearce and his 
heirs and Assignes for Euer, that the sayd share of upland aboue by these pres- 
ents granted, now be and for Euer hereafter shall be and remaine unto the sayd 
Ephraim pearce and his heirs and Assignes, Clearely Acquitted, Exonarated, and 
discharged of and from all other Gift, gittnts, leases, Joyntures, Dowers, Thirds, 
or any other title, Claime, Jntrest, demaund or Jncumbrance what soe Euer, had 
made suffered, or done, or to be had made suffered or done by me the sayd Vallin- 
tine Whittman or my heirs, or Assignes or any person or persons by my meanes 
Title, Consent, or procurement; And I the sayd Vallintine Whi[ ]man the sayd 



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shaire of upland, and all and singular the premissess aboue by these present [ ] 
granted unto the sayd Ephraim pearce, and his heii-s and Assignes, against me my 
heirs and Assignes shall and will warrant and for Euer defend by these presents, 
Jn Wittness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and Seale, the ninth day of 
march; one Thousand, Six hundred Seaventy and Seaven, and thirtieth yeare of 
the Reigne of his Majestys Charles the second : Ectt : 

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered Vallentine Whiteman : 

in the presentes of the marke of X Mary Whittman L. S. 

uss: 

Daniell Abbott : 

John Whipple Jun', 

Memorandom the words, Ephraim plarce, betweene the forth and fifth lines 
were Enterlined before these presents, were, Signed, Sealed & Delivered, 

Mary whittman the wife of Vallintine Whiteman, did upon the ninth day of 
march : 1677 resigne up her thirds in land mentioned in this sayd Deed before me 
John Whipple Assistant: 

Enrouled by the Towne Consent Aprill the: 26^^: 1678: "^^ me John: Whip- 
ple Junr Gierke 

[9] Layd out unto John Scott in the Right of Richard Scott, Sixty Acres of 
upland, it being the sayd Richard Scott his Sixty Acree lott belonging to his pur- 
chase Right he had of this Towne, the sayd land l)eing formerly layd out, but 
some of the Boundes thereof being lost, the sayd Sixty Acres of land is scituate 
in this Towne of prouidence, and on the South side of pautuckett River, against 
tlie former Dwelling house of William Blaxston, the sayd Land is Bounding on 
the East and north east with the aforesayd pautuckett riuer, on the north with a 
shaire of meadow belonging to the aforsayd John Scott, (layd out in the Right 
of the aforesd Richard Scott,) on the north westerne part with the Townes 
Comon, and on the South, partly with the Valley Called Reinolds: his Valley, 
and and partly with sixty Acres of land layd out to the afore sayd John Scott, 
Bonded on the north westerne Corner with a black stump standing in the range 
of the aforesd meadow, the sayd meadow Bounding on one part part with pau- 
tuckett riuer, on the other part with the Townes Comon, and on the other part 
with the afore sd land, and from the sayd stump to mnge southerly to a white 
oake Tree marked on two sides, with the two letters: I S: upon the sayd Tree, 
the sayd tree stanging on the Easterne part of the pond called Crambcry pond, 
and from the sayd Whitte oake tree to range Easterly to pautuckett riuer where 
the Guliey that parteth Reinold' his Valley from the sd sixty Acres of land flfall- 
eth into the sayd riuer, the sayd Sixty Acres of land the Boundes there of was 
reuised; and layd out the second day of January: 1677: and returned to the 



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Towne this Seaventli d«iy of January: 1677 '^•' Arthor ffenner, and John Whip- 
ple jun' Serueiors, as wittness our handes Arthor flfenner 

John Whipple junr: 

Memorandon there is a highway, through the sayd sixty Acres of fower poles 
wide Alowed: 

Recorded by and with y« Townes Consent: Aprill y*: 26***: 1678. .'^^ me John 
Whipple jun': Gierke. 

Layd out to John Scott in the right of Robert Williams formerly of this 
Towne Sixty Acres of land, it being upon the Account of the second Deuition 
or fifty Acres Deuition, tlie sayd land was layd out formerly about y® yeare 1668 : 
but one of the bounds there of heing lost and the others unknowne to the now 
possessors thereof, the sayd land is scituate part of it in the Valley called Rei- 
nolds his Valley and part of it Adjoyneing to y® sayd ualley, on the south west- 
erne part, westerne part, and north westerne part there of Bounding on the southern 
part, partly with the Townes Comon, and partly with the meadow of John Smith 
(mason) on the western part with the Comon, and on the northwestern part with 
the Comon, and on the Easterne part with Eighty three Acres of land in the pos- 
session of the Executrix* : of the sayd John Scott, but formerly the right of John 
flRtch, and Thomas Willmutt of rehobath, the sayd sixty Acre deuition or second 
Deuition of land, Bounded on the Easterne Corner ; with a maple tree marked 
on two sides, with the two letters: I S: (in | the | two markes) and soe to 
range South Easterly thirty poles to a stake sett up by the Edge of a percell of 
meadow belonging to John Smith (mason) and soe to range south westerly to a 
pine tree marked on two sides, the sayd tree standing neere the highway, that 
goeth to where the former dwelling house of the sayd John Scott': was; the sayd 
pine tree being against the Spring Called the Cold Springe, and from the sayd 
pine tree to range north and be west, to a black oake tree marked on two side, 
standing on the l)ancke by the South Easterne Corner of the Great pond, and 
soe to mnge a longe the pond side to the Depth of the Valley at the northeme end 
of the pond, and soe to range alonge the, [10] the Valley at the neerest place to 
the pond Called Cranibery pond, and soe to a white oake tree marked on two sides 
standing by the sayd pond, l)eing a bounds of the other sixty Acres, the Boundes 
of this second Deuition l)eing revised and layd out this Second day of Jan vary: 
1677: and returned to the Towne this Seaventli day of Jan vary : 1677: by Arthor 
ffenner, & John Whipple Junr; Serveioi-s, Wittness our handes 

Arthor ffenner 
John Whipple: Jun' 

Memorandom there, is to be a highway of fower poles wide. Allowed through 
the sayd Sixty Acres of land 

Recorded by and with the Townes Consont Aprill the: 26: : 1678: ^•^ me 
John Whipple Jun': Clerke, 



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The enroulment of a Deed Signed Robert Morris. Providence 27"* of 8*** 
Mon : i644 (So called) 

Memordum. That I Robert Morris have Sold vnto Robert Wil- 
liams y* house & ground w®** Lies, between William Reynolds & 
Chad Brownes Soe much as Lies within y® fence. Wittnes my 
hand & Scale. 

Signed Sealed, & delivered Robert Morris L. S. 

in y* "^'sence of 
John Sayles Thomas Baldwin, 



Rob : Morris 

Conveyance 

mto 

Rob : WiUiams 



•See in y« 11th 

page of y* 

Towne 

book of y 

Entrys 

of Towne acts 

and orders. 



Recorded by & w*** y* Townes 
Consent* August y^ 27'" 1678. 
^ me Dan : Abbott Clerke 



Robert 
Williams 
Conveyance 
vnto Abbot. 



The Enroulment of a Deed Signed Robert Williams being y® 
Endorsement of y* above Enrouled deed : 

Know all men ; That I Robert Williams, (now) of Newport in y* 
Narrigansetts Bay in new = England: for my selfe, my heires, 
Executors or Administrators; have fully and Absolutely sould & 
passed over, All y* within written Bargaine & Sale, of y® within 
mentioned Ground w®** I y* s* Robert williams, bought of y® within 
named Robert Morris ; vnto Daniell Abbott of providence, in y® foresd Bay, His 
Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assignes, To have, possess, hold, & enjoy, 
y* s* Ground to himselfe, and their, proper Right, & propriety, for Ever. As 
appeares more at Large by an Assignment beareing Date this p''sent Day. wittness 
my hand & Scale, This first day of October 1665 : 

1 Richard Baily. 
William Hiscox. 
John Woodman. 



Robert Williams L. S. 



•See in y« lltb 
page of y« 
Tovme book 
of y« entrys 
of Town acts 
and orders. 



Recorded by & w^^ y* Townes 
Consent* August 27'*^: 1678 f me • 

Dan : Abbott Cle[ ] 

The Enroulement of a Deed Signed Robert Williams 
Be it knowne vnto all people by these p'sents That I Robert Will- 
liams, formerly jnhabitant of y® Town of providence, in y** Collony 
of Roadjsland & providence Plantations in New England, but now 
of y® Towne of Newport on y® aforesd Roadjsland — Good Con- 
siderations me moueing heare vn[ ] Haue given, granted & made over, and by 
these p''sents doe give grant, & make over vnto Daniell Abbott (who formerly 



Robert 
WUliams 
his Deede vnto 
Dan : Abbott./ 



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was my servant) Inhabitant of y* Towrie of providence afore sd ; A house Lott, 
or home share of Land, Jt being in Esteemation ffive acres, (be it more or less) 
The w*^** Land is scituate lieing & being in y* afore sd towne of providence, & in 
y® Row of hous Lotts ; It boVnding on y* East End w*^ y* Common ; on y* 
west end w**^ y* Town : streett, or Common high way ; on y* north side with y* 
Land of John Scott of y® afore sd Towne of providence ; and on y* south side 

m 

with A house Lott, or home share of Land formerly belonging vnto Chadd Bro\vne 
of y* afore sd providence, (Deceased) but now in y* possession of Thomas Baker 
(of the above sd Towne of Newport) his Successor. 

The w®** sd house Lott or home share of Land did hi y* orriginall belong vnto 
Daniel Abbott Senior) ffather vnto ye above sd Daniell Abbott [11] Abbott; 
and was by y* sd Daniell Abbott by Sale passed away vnto one Robert Morris, and 
from y* sd Robert Morris it was passed vnto me y* sayd Robert Williams : 

The w^** sd house Lott, or home Share of Land with all my Right Interest & 
title there in ; in forme & manner according to y* boundes as prescribed ; with 
all y* appurtenances. Beneffitts, prievidges, prolFitts, and Commodities thereof, & 
therevnto belonging, I say I have ffreely (liven, Gi-anted, & made over vnto 
y" afore sayd Daniel Abl>ott to be his owne true, proper, & LawfuU Right, & 
Inheritance for Ever ; lioth for him selfe & his heires to have and to hold and at all 
times quietly & peaceably to Enjoy, vse & possesse without at any time y* hin- 
derance, Trouble, or Molestation of me y* s"* Rol>ert Williams, my heires, Exec- 
utoi-s. Administrators or Assignes, or of any other person Either ffor. By, 
Through, or vnder me Jn wittnesse whereof I doe heare vnto sett my hand & 
Seule, this first day of October, in this present yeare 1665 

Robert Williams L. S. 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered in 

the presence of vs / Recorded by & w*** y® 

Richard Baily Townes Consent, * August 

William Hiscox 27*^ jOTS: f me Daniell Abbott 

John woodman Clerke. / 



• See in y« 
11th paffe of y« 
Towne bookc 
of ye entrys 
of acts, t2fc 
orderM. 



John Browne 
hlH deede 
vnto hU 
Brother 
Jeames 
Browne. / 



Heare followeth y* Envoulement of a Deed Signed John Browne. 

Be it knowiie vnto all people by these p''sents that I John Browne 
of providence in Narrigansetts Bay in New = England, not vpon 
any Suddaine Motion, but vpon serious & deliberate Consideration 
Have freely given granted, & made over And by these p'sents doe 
freely Give Grant & make over vnto my Brother James Browne of 



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Newport on Roadjsland in y® CoUony afore sd a House Lott, or home share of 
Land Lieing & being : within y® aforesd Towne of providence the w*^** sd per- 
cell of Land formerly belonged vnto my father Chadd Browne (now deceased) 
he being possessed w^** y* same from y® afoesd Towne of providence as he was 
one of y® number of y* purchassers of y* sd Towne or plantation ; It being his 
House Lott or home share. & Containeing in Quantity of about five acres, (more 
or Lesse) It bounding on y* northene side w*** a home share of Land formerly 
belonging vnto Daniell Abbott of y* sd Towne of providence (Deceased) but 
now in y® possession of Daniel Abbott his Son ; on y* Southerne Side w*** a home 
share of Land formerly belonging vnto George Rickards of y* aforesd Towne of 
providence, (Deceased) but now in y* possession of M" Debrah ffeild; on 
y® Easterne End w'** y** Common on y* westerne end w^** ye highway, 
or Towne street; The w®** sd share of Land became my Right by Revers- 
sion from my mother Elizabeth my fathers wife according as my sd father 
Chadd Browne by his will disposed y® same ; The w®** sd house Lott or home 
share of Land as aforesd w*** all y* appurtenances as fruite Trees fenceing, 
or w* Elce there vnto apportaineth ; (Reserveing only to my Selfe, my heires 
& Assignes Twenty foott square of y* sd Land with y® orchard where my 
sd father & mother is Buried, with free egresse from y* sd place I say I 
have & by this lustrum* : doe freely make over & passe a way both from my 
selfe, my heires. Executors, Administrs & Assignes vnto my aforesd Brother 
James Browne both for him selfe, his heires Executors Administrators & Assignes 
to have & to hold as his or Either of theire true proper | & LawfuU | Right & 
Inheritance for Ever, quiet & peaceably to enjoy use & possesse y® same & Every 
part thereof w^** out at any time y** hinderance Lett, trouble, or Molestation of 
or by me y* sd John Browne my heires Executors Adminnistra's, to secure my 
sd Brother, James Browne, his heires Executors Administrators & Assignes from 
Clames of Dowreys joyntures, or jntailes, or from any clame of thirds ariseing 
by or from Mary my now wife. And for as much as my aforesd father Chadd 
Browne, by bargaine obtained of y® above named George Rickards a certaine per- 
cell of his house Lott, or home share of Land, That is to Say — y* easterne part 
thereof it for y® most part being swamppie It takeing its beginning where y* 
fence w®** first fenced in y* sd feild or Lott stood & soe to goe eastward y* whole 
breadth of y* sd Lott vnto y* thereof : The w^^ alsoe with y® former Lott or 
home share of Land fell to be my Right Bee it known for a valluable Consider- 
ation of other Landes by way of exchange already received of my aforesd 
Brother James Browne, Have and by these p^sents doe, make over, & passe away 
both from my selfe, my heires [12] heii*es, executors. Administrators & Assignes, 
y* one halfe of y* aforesd percell of Land obtained by my father of y® sd Geoi'ge 
Rickardes ; vnto my sayd Brother James Browne, both for him selfe, his heires, 



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Executors, Administrators & Assigncs to have & to hold as his, or Either of theire 
true proper & Lawf ull Right & Inlieritanee for Ever ; quietly to Enjoy y* same 
w^'^out at any time y* hinderanees, Lett, or Molestation of, or by me y* sayd John 
Browne, or of any person Either ffor, By, tlirough or vnder me ; and doe Enjoyne 
my selfe & my successors at all times to secure my sd Brother James Browne his 
heires & Assignes from all claimes vnto y* sayd Land made by virtue of any other 
Bargaine, Sale, Gift, or mortgage at any time made done or Committed by me y* 
sd John Browne ; or from any claime of thirdes ariseing by or from Mary my now 
wife Jn wittness of y* p''mises, I doe heare vnto sett my hand & Seale y* one 
& tliirtieth day of Deseml^er in y* yeai*e i672. 

Signed, Sealed, & John Browne L. S. 

delivered in y® 

p'sence of vs — 
Thomas olney jun' 
Jeremiah Browne 

* See in the 

nth page of y Recorded by and with y« Towies Consent.* August 28*»» : 1678. 

Towne bookeof "^ iiinm 

y« entrys of *^ me Daniel Abbott Clerk of y* Towne. 

Towne orders. 

Heare ffoUoweth y^ enroulement of a Deed Signed James Browne. 

Be it knowne vnto all people by tliese p^sent« that I James Browne 
l!f"*^ ^^^"^^ of Newport on Roadjsland in y^ Collony of Roadjsland & provi- 
vnto Daniel deucc plantations in y® Narnigansett Bay in New England, for a val- 
Abbott./ uable Considemtion in hand allready well & truely payd vnto me by 

Daniell Abl)ott inhabitant of y* Towne of providence in y* Collony 
afore sd, The receipt of w®** I doe owne and acknowledge & doe heare by acquitt 
& discharge him, his heires executors Administrators & Assignes of the same 
Have bargained Sould Enfeoffed Aliend, made over & Confirmed And by these 
p^sents doe Bargaine Sell, Enfeoff e Alien make over & Confirme vnto y* sd 
Daniel Abbott a percell of Land, Lieing & l^eing w*** in y® afore sd Towne of 
providence, it being tliat percell of Land w*'** was my father Chadd Browne 
his house Lott, or home share v^^ he received of y® afore sd Towne of provi- 
dence, my sd father by his Last will appoynting of y* same after his wife 
Elizabeth Browne my motlier her decease to revert vnto my Brother John Browne 
of y* afore sd Towne of providence, the w®^ sd home share of Land was by my sd 
Brother John Browne passed over vnto me; the sd Land being bounded on y* 
noitheme side with a home share of Land fonncrly ])elonging vnto Daniell Abbott, 
(deceased) but now in y^ possession of y® abovesd Daniell Abl)ott his Sonn ; on 
y* Southenie side w*** a home share of Land formerly belonging vnto George 



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Rickardes (deceased) but now iu y* possession of .M's. Deberah fBeild ; on y® east- 
erne end with y* Common ; & on y* westeme end w*** y® Common highway, or 
Town streett ; But in y* afore bargained percell of Land I doe except Twenty 
foott square in y® orchard y* w®** I have not sold, where my father Chadd Browne 
and his wife Elizabeth my mother Lieth Buried ; with ffree egresse to goe & come 
from y* Common highway or Towne streett to & from y® same. And for as much 
as my aforesd father Chadd Browne did in his Life time obtaine of y® above sd 
George Rickardes a percell of Land at y* eastenie end of liis house Lott, or home 
share beginning at y® place where y* old fence stood w**** first fenced in y* sd Lott 
w*** y* rest of y® ffield belonging to y*^ aforesd Towne of providence, & soe to 
range east wardes y* whole Breadth of y* sd Lott vnto y® end thereof, it being 
swampie kind of Land & bounding on y® western part w*** y* remamder of y* sd 
George Rickardes liis Lott, on y* easteme part w*** the Common, on y® northeme 
part with y* above bargained Lott & on y* southeme p't w^** y® Land then 
of M'. William ffeild but now in y* possession of M^s. Deberah ffeild, his 
widdow. The one lialfe of w^** sayd peice of Land I haveing obtained 
of my abovesd Brother John Browne; I doe alsoe for y® Consideration 
aforesd, togather w*** y* sd house Lott or home share of Land sell make 
over & passe away from my selfe & from my heires vnto y® sayd Daniell 
Abbott. I say all y* afore bargained Landes, & Every [13] Every part 
& percell thereof w*** all y® Appurtenances there vnto belonging, as fruite 
trees ffenceing or what elce Appertaineth there vnto I have with all my Right 
Interest & title therein & by this Instrument doe truely passe over & make away 
both from my selfe my heires, Exsecutors, Administratoi's & Assignes vnto y* sd 
Daniell Abbott, both for him selfe his heires Exsecutors Administrates & Assignes 
to Have and to Hold as his, or Either of theire true & Lawf ull Right & inheritance 
for Ever, quiet & peaceabley to enjoy y® same and every part thereof without at 
any time y® hindrances Lett, Trouble, Molestation or Contradiction of, or hy me 
y* sd James Browne my heires or Assignes, or of any person either for, By, 
through or vnder me ; And y* y* sd Daniell Abbott both at this present day of y* 
Signeing & Sealeing heare of stand truely & Lawfully Seazed & possessed with y® 
sd Landes & Every part & percell thereof, of a good Lawf ull Absoelute & vnde- 
feazeable. Estate of inheritance in fee simple, as y* true & most RightfuU Inherit- 
ter thereof without any Conditions, Limitations, use, or any other thing to passe 
olter or change y* same ; And I doe by these p'sents finnely binde my selfe my 
heires, my Exsecutors Administratoi-s, & Assignes to keepe hanuelesse & defend 
y* sd Daniell Abbott his heires Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes from all 
hinderances, Molesttitions, Suits, Rights, Titles, or claymes w*'*' shall or at any time 
may arise or be Layd vnto y® sd Landes or any part tliereof by any person what 
soever claymeing or to clayme by virtue of any other btirgaine sale jmbazelment 



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Gift or Morgage at any time made done or Committed by me y* sayd James 
Browne or of | or | by, any person Either ffor By through or vnder me : As alsoe 
to secure y* sdDaniell Abbott his heires, Executors, Adminnistrators, & Assignes 
from any clayme of Dowrey, joynture or Jntayles or from any clajrae of thirds 
ariseing By or ffrom Elizabeth my now wife 

In wittnesse of the Premisses I doe heare vnto Sett my hand & Scale y* one 
& thirtieth day of Dasember in y* yeare one thousand Six hundred Seaventy 
two. James Browne. L. S. 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered 

•see in y uu. J^ ye prggncc of VS — 

page of the *^ ^ 

Town book Thomas Olney jun' 

ofy-entrys Jeremiah Browne 

of Towne 

orders Rccordcd by & with y* Townes Consent, 

♦August y« 28'**: 1678. By D: Ab: CI: — 

Heare foUoweth y® Enroulement of A Deed Signed John Browne. 

Be it knowne vnto all people by these p'sents, that I John 
hiTd^T*'^* Browne of providence in y* CoUony of Roadjsland & providence 
hi8 Brother Plantations in New England for a vallueable Consideration of Land 
Browne*/ ^y ^^*y ^^ Exchange already received of his Brother Jeremiah 

Browne of Newport on Roadjsland in y* CoUony afore sayd hath 
Bargained Sould & made over vnto his sayd Brother Jeremiah Browne y* one 
halfe of a percell of Land Lieing & being w*** in y* fore sd Towne of providence, 
It being a percell of Land w®** his father Chadd Browne did in his Life time 
obtaine of George Rickardes, formerly inhabitant of y® sayd Towne of provi- 
dence It being y* easterne end or part of his Lott, that is to say y® sayd George 
Rickardes his house Lott, or home share of Land, It being by his sayd father 
Chadd Browne obtained of y® sayd George Rickardes from y® place where y* 
first fence stood w*^** fenced in y* Towne feildes & soe to range eastward all y* 
Breadth of y® sayd Lott vnto y® End thereof, It being a Swamppie Land & 
bovnding on y* west part w*** y* remainder of y* sd George Rickardes his Lott, 
on y® easterne part w*^ y® Common on y® northerne part w^** y* home share of 
his sayd father Chadd Browne, & on y* Southenie part w*** y* Land of M' Wil- 
liam feild (deceased) but now in y® possession of M" Deborah feild his widdow. 
The one halfe of w*^** sayd percell of Land he saith he hath for full Sattisfaction 
in hand alrea ly received sould made over & passed away both from him selfe his 
heires Executo'*, Administrato*^* & Assignes vnto his sayd Brother Jeremiah Browne 
both for him selfe his heires Executo" Administo'" & Assignes to have & to hold 
as his or either of theire true proper | & Lawfull | Right & inheritance for Ever, 
quiet & peaceably to Enjoy y* same without at any time y® hinderance Lett or 



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Trouble of or by him y® sayd ffolin his heires or xVssignes or of any person Either 
for By through or vnder him ; hee saith y* one halfe of y® sayd percell of Land, 
w*** all ye Appurtenances therevnto belonging w^** all his Right intrest & Title 
there in he hath made over & passed away viito his sayd Brother Jeremiah Browne, 
And he doth by these p'sents firmely binde him selfe his heires Executes 
and Administrato" at all times to keep harmelesse & defend his sayd Brother 
Jeremiah Browne his heires Executo" Administraf* & Assignei [14] Assignes 
fi-om all hindrances, Troubles or MoUestations w®** shall, or at any time 
may aiise or be Layd vnto y* sayd Land, or any part there of by any Claime w^** 
shall be made by any person, Claimeing or to Claime, by virtue of any 
other Bargaine Sale jmbazelment Gift or Morgage at any time made done or 
Committed by him y* Sayd John Browne, or of any person Either ffor By 
through or vnder him; As alsoe to secure y® said Jeremiah Browne his heires 
& Assignes from Claimes of Dowries, joyntures, or jntayles. or from any Claime 
of thirdes Ariseing by or through Mary his now wife : Jn wittnes of the prem- 
ises he doth herevuto sett his hand & Seal© the one and Twentyeth day of 
desember in y® yeare one thousand Six hundred Seaventy two. 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered John Browne L. S. 

in y* p'sence of vs. 
Thomas Ohiey jun'. 
Caleb Carr 
•see ill y iith Recorded by & with y® Townes Consent.* 

pjige of y« •' •' 

Townebooke The 24'" of I)eseml)cr 1G78. / 

of yentrysof jg j^.^^j j Abl)Ott Clcrkc of y® TownC. 

Towue orders. ^ ^ 

Heare followeth y* enroulement of A Deed Signed Jeremiah Browne. 

Be it knowne vnto all people by tliese p'sents that I Jeremiah Browne of 
New = port on Roadjslandin y* Collony of Roadjsland & providence Plantations 
in New =: England ffor a vallueable Consideration in hand already well & truely 
payd vnto me by Daniel Abbott of providence in y® Collony aforesayd or good 
Security for y* same, have Bargained, Sould Enfeoffed, Aliend | made over | & 
Confirmed, & by these p'sents doe bargaine. Sell, Enfeoffe Alien made over & 
Confirme vnto y® sayd Daniell Abbott all y® proper Right jnterest & title that I 
have, I or | that doth any wayes belong or appertaine vnto me in A percell of 
Swamppie Land w*'** my father Chadd Browne did in his Life time obtaine of 
(fcorge Rickardes formerly inhabitant of y* aforesd Towne of providence, the 
w*^^ was y® Easterne part of y* sayd (xeorge Rickardes his home share of Land 
w*^** he y® sayd George formerly obteained of John warner formerly inhabitant of 
y** afore sayd Towue of i)rovidence It beginning at y* place where y* first fence 
stood w®** fenced in y® Towne ffeild, and soe to i-ange Eastward y* whole Breadth 



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of y* sayd Lott to y* end thereof, Tlie sayd percell of Land at present bound- 
ing on y® westterne part w'** y® remainder of y® aforesayd Lott formerly belong- 
ing to y* sayd (Jorge Kichardes, on y* easterno part w*** y* Common, on y* 
norther part w*** ye home share of Land w*'** hath formerly belonged to my aforesd 
flfather Chadd Browne, & on y* Southerne part w^** y® Land now in y* posses- 
sion of M" Deberah ffeild. The one halfe of y* sayd pereell of Land I say I have 
w'** all y* appurtenances, preiveledges, Beneilitts, proffitts & Commodities thereof 
& there vnto belonging w^** all my Right jnterest & Title therein truely made 
over & passed away both from my selfe my heires Execut", Administrato" & 
Assignes vnto y* sayd Daniel Abl)ott b(jth for him selfe his heires Executours 
Administratours & Assignes to have & to hold as his or Eitlier of theire true, 
proper & LavvfuU, Right & inheritance for Ever, quiett *fc peaceably to enjoy use 
& possess y* same w'** out at any time y® hinderance Trouble Suite MoUestation of 
or By me y® sayd Jeremiah Browne my heires or Assignes, or of any person Either 
ffor By through or vnder me ; And I doe by these p'sents firmely binde my selfe 
my heires Exsecutors & Administrators at all times to keep harmelesse & defend 
y" sayd Daniell Abbott his heires Exsecutors Administratoi-s & Assignes from all 
hinderances, MoUestations, Troubles, Suitts, Riglits, Interests or Claimes w*^ shall, 
or at any time may arise, or be Layd vnto y® premises or any part thereof By 
any person whatsoever Claimeing or to (^laime By vertue of any other Bargaine 
Sale jmbazelment, CJift, or Mortgage at any time made, done or Committed by me 
y* sayd Jeremiah Browne, or of, or by any other pei"son Either ffor By, through or 
vnder me ; As alsoe to secure y'* sayd Daniell Abbott his heu-es «fe Assignes from 
Claimes of Dowrie joynture or jntayles, & from any Claime of thirdes Aiiseing 
by or tln-ough Mary my now wife, In wittnes whereof I doe lieare vnto sett my 
hand & Scale the one &; Thirtieth day of Desember in y® yeare one thoustind Six. 
hundi*ed Seaventy two. 

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered Jeremiah Browne L. S. 

• Sec in yo iith [n yo prescncc of VS. 

Towuei^Mike Tliomas Olncy juu' : Caleb ('arr./ 

of >• entrys <»f Recordcd by &; with y* Townes ("onsent.* 

orders.- And Entered on y* 24'** of Desemlier 1<)78. 

By Daniell Abbott Clerke of y® Towne. 

[16] These following returnes of Lands Layd out by Cap*: 
•See in the Arthur ffcuuer Surveyer, was cfranted by y® Towne* to Ije Ti-ans- 
Towne booke fcr'd out of tlic old Bookc (w®** was uiuch defaced by y** Indians, &c) 
of y-entrys jj^^ e j^^^y Bookc for y^ uiorc Sccurity ^0, And y® former Entrys 

of Towne acts •' j */ */ j 

jfc orders. in y® old Bookc, is heare by made voyd, «S: of none effect tliese ffol- 

lowing entrys standing in y® full force & virtue thereof, as y* former 
did ; to all intents and purposes according to its nature and property. 



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Upon y® 8^** day of March 1674. or 75. Layd out vnto ra^ Throck- 
The returne mortoD his two fifty AcFce sliares in y* Second Divission ; According 
Rha^e« of ~ *'0 ^'^ bill to y* Townc (vpon y* 27^** day of January 1674) w^** was 
y«50Acar- Granted him by way of exchange; w^** sayd two shares is Layd out 

>*th John = togather w^** Twenty Acars of vp Land in Lue of his two shares of 
throkinort<in Meaddow ; The sd Land Lieing A Little South = Westerly from y« 
Dan: Abiwt Cadcr bwamp, on y® west of Nutaconkenett river, & on y® west of 

widdow Mans two shares ; Being in Length nine score pooles & 
six pooles; in Breadth six score pooles ; Bounded at y® South East Comer with a 
walnutt tree, standing on y* South west side of a Little Swampe (w^** stones Layd 
aboute it) & marked for y® sayd comer bovndes there of ; And soe to range west- 
erly (w*** severall trees marked) y* sayd Lenght there of vnto a maple tree Stand- 
ing a Little within, on y* East side of a Swampe (by a Little rock, (w^** stones 
Layd | vpon | it,) & mai-ked for y* South =: west corner bovndes y* Length thereof ; 
And from thence to range northerly (by sevei-all trees marked) vnto a black oak 
standing neere to, on y® west side of a Little swampe (w'** stones Layd aboute 
it) & marked for y® northwest corner bovndes y® Breadth thereof ; And soe to 
i*ange easterly through a Swampe (y* sayd Length thereof) vnto a Little black 
oak tree (standing aboute thirty pooles easterly from y® sayd swampe) w'** stones 
Layd about it) & marked for y® North = East comer bovndes ; faceing a Little 
South = Easterly (w'** seaverall trees marked) vnto a black oak tree (standing 
close by, on y® East Side of a Little gutter, on y® South side of a Swampe (w'** 
stones Layd aboute it) w'^ an Elbo makeing a fift corner, w*'** was Allowed for 
foure score pooles, to make vp y® full (yomplement of y® two shares of y® mead- 
dow^: ing ground the tree Ixeing alsoe marked faceing vnto both y® other next 
two corners; The sayd Land bareing measure by y® eighteene foott poole. And is 
in forme more plainely to l)e vnder stood After y® manner of y® fforme thereof. 

Vpon y® Twelfth day of March i674. or 75 Layd out vnto Daniel 
Tiio: wauinffs Abbott two fifty Acrcc shares in y® Second Divission: according to 
AbLItt "theire ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ >"* towuc (vpou y® 10'** day of this jnstant month March) 
retnrnes of y^y^^ yvas granted him by way of Exchange ; one of w*^** two shares. 
Divisions./ bciug vpou y® Right of Thomas Walling (Deceased) The w*^** sayd 

two shares of y® vp land, Lieth on y® north of y® aforesayd Throck- 
morton's Land, & joyneing to y® same, Bovnded at y® South East Corner w*** 
a maple tree, standing close by, on y® East side of a gutter, (w**" stones Layd 
aboute it) being alsoe a range tree of y® afore sayd Throckmortons Land & marked 
for y® sayd C/orner bovndes thereof ; And soe to range northerly (by seaverall 
trees marked) Six score pooles vnto a walnutt tree (w'^ stones Layd aboute it) 
& marked for y® north = Eiist corner bovndes — y® Breadth thereof; And soe to 
range westerly (by seaverall trees marked) Eight Score pooles vnto a Little black 
oak tree (standing neere to on the west side of a Little Arme of a Swampe & on 



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y* East side of a Little (old) Indian fFeiM (w*" stones Lajd aboute it) & marked 
for y" northwest corner bovndes y* Length tliere of ; And aoe to range southerly 
(by seaverall trees marked) partly tlirough a swampe) y' sayd Breadth thereof, 
vnto & white oak = tree standing neer to, on y' west side of y" aforeaayd 
Swampe (w'" stones Layd abovte it) & marked for y" South west comer bovndes 
thereof ; And soe to range from thence, Easterly (by seaverall trees marked) 
vnto y" aforesayd Throckmorton's north;= westerly comer ; & Likewise vnto y" 
aforesayd Maple tree; Twenty Acars of vpland, for theire two shares of Mead- 
dow, Lyeth in Length six scoi-e pooles; in llreadUi Twenty pooles, & six pooles 
& a halfe ; And Lyeth Length wtiyea y' Breadth of y' afore sayd Throckmorton's 
two shares; bovnded at y* South i= East & norths East comers w"" y'same; 
And joyneing at y' north end w'" y" afoi"e sayd walling's, and Abbott's tlietre 
vpland ; bovnded at y* noiih west corner with a black oak tree w**" stones Layd 
aboute it; bovnded at y* South ^^^ west corner w'" a maple tree (standing close 
by, on y* East side of a gutter in y" Swampe, (w'" stones Layd aboute it) & 
marked for y" sayd comer bovndes thei-eof, aLsoe seaverall 'J'rees marked faceing 
vnto both y* other next two corners. = [16] ComeiT. = A Six Acar Lott, Due 
vnto him of his fathers llight, Layd Adjoyneiiig; Bovndod on y" East, & on y" 
North w'" y' afore sayd Landes ; on y* Sonth East corner w'" a white oak ; & on 
y' South west corner w'" a maple tree, in a pretty thick Swampe; on y* north 
west corner w'" a white oak standing close by a rock, on y" East Side of a Sv/ampe, 
(and being a range tree of y' sajd Ablwtt's vpliind) is marked for y' north 
west corner bovndes thereof; Seavcnill trees being (altioe) marked in y* ranges; 
The Sayd Lott, being Layd out thirty jiooles & one poole vpon the Square, And 
in forme moi-e plainely to be vnder stood After y" m^iiincr of y' fforme tliei-e of. 

The afore sayd two ahai-es of Lund, Itareing mensure by the Eighteene tfoott 
poole. lij' me Arthur ffeniitT Surveyor. 



By Daniell Ablwtt 
Cierkeof y' 
Towne, was 'J'Jiese 
aWve written 
Transfei'd, out of y* 
old Booke : 
id heare in placed for 
■ity. 

of Deseni 
ber 1078. 




t — p iNS"""^ y*" more -socuri 
-1 S-S a ImliiTS. 



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New = port 15*** of y* 4'** m : 75 : 
johnThrock- This wittnesscth that I John Thockraorton of providence have 

Smveyance sould vnto Daniell Abbott of providence two shares of Land Con- 
vntoDanieii taining aboutc 140 Acars as it stands vpon Records in y® Tovvne 

booke of providence ; w®** sayd Land I doe promise to give a Deed 
for y® Confirmeing y® afore sayd two shares vnto him his heires Executors or 
Assignes from any MoUestation or Trouble from me my heirs executors or Assignes 
for ever. Jn wittnes whereof I have heare vnto sett my hand y® day & yeare 
above sayd 

f Robert Carr 1 
• See in y« nth Wittncsscs < The mark X of >John Throckmorton 
Towne ^' I William Asten J 

Bookofy* Recorde by | & | w*** y* Townes Consent* vpon y« 26'** of 

of Town acts Dcscmbcr 1678./ By D. A. CI: 

& orders. 

The Enroulement of a Deed Signed John Throckmorton. 
Be it knowne vnto all men by these presents, That I John Throckmorton of 
providence in y® Collony of Roadjsland & providence Plantations in New- 
England liave sould & made away both from my selfe my heires Executors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes two fifty Acrees shares of Land vnto Daniel 
Abbott of y* Towne & Collony aforesayd, his heires & Assignes for 
tons Ever The w®** two shares of vpland & meaddow grovnd, being Layd 

Dan-Awint/ ^^^ togathcr Containes seaven score Acara Being alsoe Sittuate & 

being between y® four Mile Line & the Seaven Mile Line by order of 
y* towne of providence, & aboute six miles from y* Same within y® Liberties 
thereof w®** Lyeth in plane manner & forme according to y® Surveyor's Returne 
And stands vpon Record in the Towne booke of providence The boundes there- 
of appeareth as foUoweth That vpon 8*^ day of March 1074. or 75. Layd out vnto 
John Throckmorton his two fifty Acree shares in y* second Division : according 
to his bill to y® Towne vpon y* 27'^ day of January 1674. w®** was granted him by 
way of exchange Being for y* aforesayd Daniel for his More Conveinency by him 
soe desired : w*^** sayd two shares is Layd out togather w*** Twenty Acara of vpland 
in Lue of two shares of meaddow belonging to y* aforesayd Land. The w*'** 
afore mentioned two shares Layd out as in y* To"wne Booke of providence is 
Recorded and there fully specified, & according to y* bovndes there prescribed 
And I doe by these p^sents Confirme vnto y® sayd Daniell, w*** all my Right Title 
& jnterest therein, w*** all y® benefitts, previeledges proffitts & Commodities 
thereof and therevnto belonging, I have and & doe make over & passe, away 
from my selfe my heires Executors Administrators vnto y® sayd Daniell his heires 
Executors Administrators or Assignes, to have & to hold, as his, or either of theire 



John 



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[17j there proper Riglit & inheritance for Ever Quietly & peaceably to possesse 
and Enjoy y** same w^^ out at any Lett hinderance, trouble molestation, or Con- 
tradiction (at any time (of or by me y* aforesayd John my heires or Assignes or 
any other person for by or vnder me And that y* sayd Daniell doth at y** p'sent 
day of y® Sealeing & Signeing heareof Stand truely & Lawfully Seazed & pos- 
sessed thereof, being acknowledged by me y* aforesayd »Tohn To be y* sayd Dan- 
iels Lawfull & Absoelute Estate of inheritance in ffee simple as y* most Rightful! 
Inherittor thereof, and for y® w®^ sayd Landes I y* sayd John acknowledge 
myselfe fully Sattisfied Contented & payd Jn wittnesse whereof I have heare 
vnto sett my hand & Scale This 2iV** day of november, 1G70. 
Signed, Sealed, & delivered \ 

in y*' p^sence off — { ^ , ,,„ i 4. i c 

-^ , * ^ X 1 • AC 1 X- / Jolin Ihrockmorton L. S. 
Robert westgate his Maike X : 

Joan Lanibe her marke : X : 

Recorded by iS: with y'' Townes Consent 

• see in the * x^e 2tj*»» of Desenibcr 1G78 — by I) : Abbott CI : 

ll«« i>aj;e of 

ye Towne booke, 

<>f ycEntrvH Hearc ffolloweth y® Enroulement of a Deed Signed Marffarett 

()f Towne arts >^ o o 

& orders. / WalHngO . 

Be it kiiowne vnto all people by these p'^sents, That I Margarett 
Walling of providence in y® CoUony of Roadjsland & providence Plantations 
in New = England, widdow) who was by y" Ljist will & Testament of my 
deceased Husband Thomas Wallingc made & appoynted his Executrix; And 
where as my afore sayd Deceased Husband Thomas Walling did in his Lifetime 
for full Siittisfiictioii received, Sell away from him selfe, & his, vnto Daniel 
Abbott of y® Towne ^ Collony aforesayd one fifty Acree Divission share of 
Land, w'** halfe one Right of Common l)etween y* foure mile Line | & seaven 
mile Line | sett by order of y® aforesayd Towne of providence & within y" Lib- 
l)erties thereof; wherefore, I y® aforesayd Margarett Walling (widdow) & 
Executrix vnto y® afore sayd Thomas Walling, Doe by these p'sents Rattiiie & 
confirme y^ Sayle thereof vnto y® aforesayd Daniel Abbott to him, & his heires 
for ever. The w^** sayd share of Land both y® vpland & y* meaddow ground, 
being [^ayd out togather Jis y® returne is made, Containes Seaventy Acars ; (the 
w*'** being also Layd out togather w^^ y® aforesayd Abbott, his fifty Acree Divis- 
sion share of Land) & Lyeth on y*^ | west | of y® Cader Swamppe, on y* west of 
Nuteconckenett River, &: on y® north side of y® two shares of Land \y^^ y^ afore 
sayd Abbott bought of John Throckmorton of y® afoie sayd Towne of providence 
& joyneing to y** same ; & Lyeing between y® two Lines Sett by order of y** 
Towne as aforesayd. w*^'' sayd slrire of Land Lyeth in place as before specified, & 
in manner & forme, & bovnded as followeth That vpon y® 12*** day of march 



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1674. or 75. Layd out vnto Daniell Abbott on the west of y® Cader Svvanippe, on 
y® west of Nutaconkenett river, two fifty Acree Shares in y® Second Divission : 
according to his bill to y® Towne (vpon y® 10'** day of this jnstant month march) 
w®** was granted him by way of Exchange one of w^^ shares being vpon y® Riglit 
of Thomas walling (Deceased) The w*^** sayd two shares of y® vpland, Lyeth on 
y* North Side of y* two shares of Land w®** y* aforesayd Abbott bought of John 
Throckmorton of y® aforesayd Towne of providence, and joyneing to y* Same ; 
Bovnded at y* South East corner with a Maple tree, standing close by, on y® 
East Side of a gutter, (w*** stones Layd aboute it) being alsoe a range Tree of 
y' afore mentioned two shares w*^** y* sayd Abbott bought of y* afore mentioned 

Throckmorton, & marked for y* sayd Corner bovndes thereof ; And 
Tho: waiiings soc to range northerly (by seaverall Trees marked) six score pooles 
To Dan: vnto a waluutt trcc with stones Layd aboute it) & marked for y* 

Abbott north = East corner bovndes y® Breadth thereof; And soe to range 

westerly by Seaverall Trees marked Eight score pooles vnto a Little 
black oake tree standing neer to, on y® west side of a Little Arme of a Swampi)e 
and on y® East side of a Little (old) jndian ffieild with stones Layd aboute it & 
marked for y* northwest corner bovndes y* Length thereof ; And soe to range 
Southerly by seaverall trees marked partly through a Swamppe y® sayd Breadth 
thereof vnto a white oak tree standing neer to, on y* west side of y* aforesayd 
Swampp, with stones Layd aboute it & marked for the Southwest corner bovndes 
thereof; And from thence to range easterly by seaverall trees marked vnto the 
afore mentioned maple tree ; And alsoe Twenty Acars of vpland, for there two 
shares of meaddow, Lyeth in Length six score pooles ; and in Breadth Twenty 
pooles & six pooles & a halfe ; And | Lyeth | Length wayes y* breadth of y® 
afore mentioned two shares of Land y® sayd Abbott bought of y* aforesayd 
Throckmorton ; Bovnded [18] Bounded at y® South East Corner & North Eiist 
corner w^** y* Same; And joyneing at y® north end.w'** y** aforesayd walling's & 
Abbott's theire aforementioned two share of vpland ; Bounded at y* nortliwest 
comer w*** a black oak tree w*** stones Layd aboue it ; Bounded at y® Southwest 
corner w*** a Maple tree standing close by on y® East side of y® gutter in y® 
Swamppe w*** stones Layd aboute it, & marked for y® sayd corner bovndes thereof, 
w®** alsoe is in forme more plainely to be vnderstood after y® manner of y® mappe 
thereof returned, & stands vpon record in y** Towne Booke of providence. 
Tlie w®** aforementioned two shares of Land Layd out vnto Daniel Abbott as 
aforesayd, one of w®** | shares | bemg vpon y® Right of my aforesayd Deceased 
Husband Thomas Walling, as it stands vj^on Record in y'' Towne JJooke of provi- 
dence, Lyeth in place, mamier & forme as before specified ; w^** y® aforemen- 
tioned halfe Right of Common alsoe ; The w®** my sayd Husband Thomas Wall- 
ing sould vnto y® sayd Abbott ; the w®** I say w^** all my Right jnterest & title 



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therein in manner | & ; forme according to y* bovndes prescribed & place specified, 
w*** all y® bennefitts prieveledges proffitts & Commodities thereof & there vnto 
belonging, I say I have ; & doe by these p'sents make over & pass away both from 
my selfe, my heires Executors & Administrators vnto y* sayd Daniell Abbott his 
heires Executors, Administmt'* & Assignes to have & to hold as his, or Either of 
theire proper Right & jnheritance for Ever. Quietly and peaceably to possesse & 
enjoy y* same. Without at any | time | y* Lett hinderance Trouble Molestation 
or Expulsion of or by me y* sayd M argarett Walling my heires or Assignes, or 
any other person Either for by, or vnder me ; And y' y® sayd Daniel Abbott 
doth at y** p'sent day of y* Signeing & Sealeing heare of stand truely & Law- 
fully Seazed &; possessed with y* sayd Landes w*** every part & percell thereof 
of a good Sure, Lawfull | &; Absolute | Estate of inheritance in fee simple as jr* 
most RightfuU Inheritor thereof, without any Conditions, Limitations, use, or any 
other thing to passe olter or change y® Same y* Same ; And I doe by these 
p^'scnts lirmely bind my selfe, my heires, Executora, & Administrators to save & 
keepe hamielesse y* sayd Daniel Abbott his heii-es, Exsecutors, Administrators, & 
Assignes from all hindeninces Rights Titles Claymes, w**** shall, or at any time 
may arise or be Layd vnto y® sayd Landes or any part thereof by any person 
w^soever, Claymeing or to Claime by virtue of any other Bargaine, Sayle, Gift, 
or Mortgiige at any time made, done, or Committed by me y* sayd Margrett 
Wallinge, or my afore sayd Deceased Husband Thomas Wallinge ; And alsoe to 
secure y* sayd Daniel Abbott his heires & Assignes from any Claime of Dowrey, 
joynetures, or jntayles w*^** at any time may arise, or be Layd vnto y* sayd Landes 
or any part thereof: Jn wittnesse whereof I doe heare vnto sett my hand & 
Scale. This Thirteenth day of Desember one thousand six hundred seaventy 
five. 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered The mark X of 

in y® presence of vs. . Margrett Walling L. S. 

The mark X of John Harker. 

Walter Roades. 

» See in the 

ZVl^\^.^Tr Recorded by & y* w^*' y« Townes Consent.* By Dan : Abbott 

y«KiitryH«>f Clcrkc of y* towuc And vpon y® 30^** of Desember 1678: 

Towne actH & 
orders. 

Edward jnman & Walter Roades of providence wittnesseth 
jninans, & That tlicv heard Thomas Wallinc: of providence say on y* G*** of 

K(>a<lc8 tlieiro . . , ox j j 

evidence for j|u|ly 1674 that lie had sould vnto Daniel Abbott of providence his 
Abbott. fifty AcreeDivisio[ ] & his share of Meaddow between y* foure mile, 

& seaven mile Line ; with halfe his Right of Commoning between y* 



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Lines alsoe ; Edward jnman & waiter Roades vpon theire engagem*. wittnes as 
above sayd Before me William Harris Assistant 

This 17*** day of August 1674 : / 
• See in y«iith Entered vpon Record y® 30^** of Desemher 1678. By y® Townes 

To^e ^* Grant & Consent * as it may be made appeare. By D. Abbott Gierke 

book of Entrys Qf ^his Towue of providenco 

of order Etc 



• See in y« 14"> 
page of y« 
booke of y« 
Entry of 
Towne acts & 
orders. / 



The Deede or 
agreement 
with y« Towne 
made with 
Thomas 
WaUing. / 
for y« 
Exchange 
of some part 
of his farme. 



[19] The towne having granted y* Request of Daniell A])bott 

in his bill * desireing of y™ Leave To Transferr y® record of Thomas 

Wallings Land out of y* old Booke into y® new booke. The sd 

Record in y® old booke being heareby made voyd : This following 

Record standing in y® full force & virtue thereof as y® former did ; 

to all intents & purposes according to its nature & property which is 
as ffolloweth 

Heare followeth an Agreement between y* towne of providence & Thomas 
Walling of y® Same Towne Goncerning y® Change of Land. 

ffor as much as Thomas Walling of this Towne of providence 
did in his Life time propose & Agree with | this | towne to 
Exchange | w*** them | A part of his farme, or six score Acars of 
Land whereon he then dwelt & his house now standeth on ; That is 
to say to change the Eastern & south =: Easterne part thereof, for Land 
Lieing on y® western part of y® sayd farme. This towne having in 
Gonsideration of y® Gonveniency of a high way & | a | Gomon Roade 
through y' parcell of Land w®** he proposed to Lay downe, Vpon y* 
northern parts of our plantation Goncluded & Agreed with y* sayd walling for 
y^ exchange of y* same The towne having alsoe ordered & Athorized theire Sur- 
veyors, to take out what they saw meett from y* sayd farme & to Lay out what 
they saw cause for in Lue thereof. And since y* decease of y® sayd Thomas wal- 
ing, Margrett his widdow beging y® Towne for y® performance of theire Agree- 
ment w*** her sayd Husband This Townes Surveyors To witt, Arthur ffenner & 
Samuell Bennett did vpon y® Sixteenth day of february in y® year 1674 : take out 
of y® Easteme & South =: Easterne part of y* sayd farme, accordng to theire Agree- 
ment w*** y* sayd Thomas walling (in his Lifetime) a Quantity of Land & in 
Lue thereof Layd | him | out a percell Adjoyneing to y* westeme side of y' sayd 
farme, The sayd farme standing now by o' Surveyors bovnded on y* Northeast- 
em Gomer with a wallnutt tree, & from y" sayd wallnutt tree to range South East- 
ward to y* topp of A Rockie hill to a Read Oak tree marked for A range, & from 
y* sd Read Oak tree to range Southward to a stone or | small | Rock sett for A 
nother Range, & from y* sayd Rock still ranging on to A Black oak tree, & from 
y® sayd black oake tree to A white oak tree stiinding on A poyiit of Rocks w®** 



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buteth downe vpon y" nieaddow, & from y* sayd white oak still Rangeing to A 
Read oak tree standing at A Corner of y* meaddow, and from y* sayd Read oak 
to turne vpon A Square westward aboute 32 poles to A black oak tree marked for 
a bovndes, And from y® sayd black oak tree to Range Southward from bovnd to 
bound as they are sett vnto A heape of stones w^*" are sett for A Comer bovnd & 
is proper A South East Corner of y* sayd farnie ; The Southwesterne Comer being 
bovnded with A black oak tree ; And soo to range Northward to Another black 
oak, which is y north westerne Corner bovnde of y® sd farme ; And in y* South- 
ward End of y® sayd farnie, between y* Southesterne &> Southwesterne Corner 
tliere standing A tree marked for A range & y* All A Long on y*" Easteme & 
South = Easterne parts or side of y* sayd farme, the Common Roade or high way 
is Allowed Sufficient for Cart & drift between y* sd farme & y* hills ; The sayd 
farme being Alsoe bovnded | on | y* North End with A high way being between it 
& y" Land of Sarauell Whipple ; on y® west | side | with y* Common ; And on y* 
South End partly w^** y° Common & partly witli y® meaddow of Richard Everdeii, 
& partly witli Swamppie Land which y* sd wallinge bouglit of George way: And 
for as much As | y® sd | Thomas walling obtained this Land which he hath 
Exchanged witli y* Towne by purchase with some other Land or part of y* sd 
farme therevnto Adjoyneing, of w*"** there is a deede of Sale exstant; This Record 
doth signifie and declare, That what Land is taken by y* Aforesd Surveyors out 
of y® sayd farme w'" may lui with in! y« Comepass of any deede of Sayle from 
any pei-son to y® sayd Thomas wallinge, was done & with y* Consent of y' sayd 
Thomas walling, iSu y® Land Layd out on y" western part of y* sd farme by y* 
aforesayd two surveyors in Loue of what Wiis taken out on y* Easteme side to 
stand good from this Towiie of providence, And to all intents & purposes to y* 
heires of y* sayd Thomas Walling for Ever. 

The deed w^** this Above sayd is y® Enrolement of, was Endorsed by Dan : 
Abbott and Daniell Browne As ffolloweth. 

A part of y*" Land w*'** is within this deed mentioned, y' is to 
KnlioMinent ^^y^ *'^® Eiistenie & Soutli = Eastcrnc parts thereof, was by Thomas 

Walling in his Life time by An agreement betweene him & y* towne 
of providence to be Layd downe. And other Landes on y* westeme side of his 
farme in Lew thereof to be Layd out to him by y* sd Towne of providence, The 
w*^** was truely done & '^formed by Arthur flfenner & Samuell Bennett y** Towne 
Surveyors, vpon y* It)'** day of flfebruary jn y® yeare j674 : & ffor Memorandum 
thereof, we Daniell Abbott & Daniell Browne, who weare by y* Last will of y* 
sayd Thomas Walling Appoynted his overseers doe make this Endoraement on this 
deede. The 10^** day of march in y* yeare j674 : or : 75 : / Wittnes our handes 
Dan: Abbott 



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Signed in y® p'sents of | us | Arthur ffenner, Assistant: Tho: Harris Assist- 
ant. / Dan : Browne 

Margrett Walling Executrix to y* Aforesayd Thomas wallinge, (deceased) 

came before me tliis thirteenth day of March 1674 : and did Acknowledge this 

Endorsement vpon this deed& sett her hand there vnto. 

The mark X of. 

Margrett Walling 
As wittness my hand Thomas Harris Assistant. 

[20] Heare foUoweth y® enrolement of a deed Signed | to | George Keech 
by Will : Hopkins. 

Be it Knowne vnto all people before whome this Deede of Sale shall come, 
Tliat I William Hopkins jnhabitant of y* Towne of providence in the CoUony of 

Rhode jsland & providence x^l^'^^^^tions in New = England, for a 
wuiiam Hop- valuable Consideration in hand well & truely payd vnto me, or 
Hi8 Deede good Security for y* same By George Keech jnhabitant of y* 

"^^J^^^ Towne of Newport in y® CoUony Aforesayd, Have bargained Sould 

Enfeoffed & Confirmed, & by these p^'sents doe bargain sell Enfeoffe 
& Coufirme vnto y* Afore sayd George Keech A percell of Land Containeing 
Sixty Acars, The w^** sayd Sixty Acars of Land, doth Arise vnto me vpon the 
Right of Land formerly belonging vnto George palmer tlien jnhabitant of tliis 

Towne of providence. And was by y® sayd palmer by deede of Sale 
•seeiny« 14th passcd away vnto one John Scott, and by y® sayd Scott was passed 
Towieibookei * ^^7 ^uto ouc Leonard Smith (now deceased) formerly jnhabitant 
of y« Entrey of this Towuc of providcucc, & from y® sayd Smith it was passed 
and orders. / ' vuto me y* Aforcsayd William Hopkins ; The w^** sayd percell of 

Land is Situate Lieing And being aboute foure English Miles 
Northwesterly from y* Afore sayd Towne of providence & within y* Libberties 
thereof ; As Alsoe now neare y* present dwelling house of John Angell, & on y* 
Southwesterly parts of y* same. And is bovnded As followeth. The w^** sayd 
Land being Layd out Northerly & Southerly one hundred & twenty poles, in 
breadth Easterly & westerly Eighty poles ;) Att y® North = Easterly Corner 
bovnded | with a | white oak tree marked on two sides, having y® two Letters 
G: K: Alsoe vpon it; Bounded on y® northwest corner with A white oak tree 
marked on two sides, as alsoe having y® two Letters G K vpon it ; Bounded on 
y* Southwest corner w*** A black oak tree marked on two sides, having y® 
two Letter G K vpon it; Bovnded on y® Southeast corner w*** a black oak 
tree marked on two sides, as alsoe having y® two Lettei*s G. K. vpon it. The w®** 
afore mentioned percell of Land in manner & forme According to y® bovndes pre- 
scribed & place specified, with all my Right jn teres t & Title therein, I have, 



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And doe by these presents pass over, & make Away both from my selfe, my 
heires, my Executors, ni}'' Administrators, & Assignes vnto y* Afore named 
George Keeck, his lieires, his Executors, his Administrat". And Assignes for Ever 
y* sayd Landes and every part & percell thereof, of a good sure Lawfull & vnde*- 
feazeable Estate of inheritance in fee simple as y* true & y* most Rightf ull jnherit- 
tor thereof without any Conditions, Limittation use, or any otlier thinge to pass 
olter I or change | y* same ; And y* jr* sayd George Keech his Heires & Assignes 
doth at this present day of y* Sealeing & Delivery heareof Stand truely possessed 
of y* sayd Lande with y* bennefitts prievelledges proffitts And Commodities 
thereof with y' Appurtenances therevnto belonging, without Any Lett hinder- 
ance Trouble Molestiition | contradiction | or expulsion of or by me y* aforesayd 
William Hopkins my heires or Assignes or any other person for by through or 
vnder me ; As alsoe doe by these presents binde my selfe, my heires, executors. 
Administrators, to save & keep haruielesse, & Alsoe defend jr* sayd George 
Keech his heires Executors Administratoi-s & Assignes from any other bargaine. 
Sale Gift or Morgage at any time made done or Committed by, or through my 
meanes Consent or procurement ; As alsoe heareby Acknowledgeing my selfe fully 
Sattified Contented & payd for y" sayd Lande Above exprest : And therefore 
doe by these presents Acquitt & discharge y* sayd George Keech his heires & 
Assignes of y® same. 

In wittness of the premisses, I doe hearc vnto sett my hand & Seale in the 
yeare one Thousand Six Hundred Seavcnty Eight or Seaventy Nine, And vpon 
3r* nineteenth day of february in y** sayd yeare. i<J78. 79. 
Signed, Sealed, & delivered, 
in y® presence of vs. 

Edward London T Memorandum, y* words or^j William 
John Hawkins < change, enterlined betweene > Hopkins 
Daniell Abbott ( y® 20, & 21 Line, weare writ- J L. S. 

ten before Signeing & Sealeing 
& delivery of these presents. 
Recorded by & with y® Townes Consent. * March | y* 15.*** | 
1G78.79. / f Dan: Abbott Gierke of y® Towne. / 



• See in ye 14tii 

page of y« 

Towne 

I bookc I of y« 

Kntrcy of 

Towne acta 

and 

orders. / 



[21] Heare foUoweth y® enrolemcnt of A deede Signed & 
Sealed By Joseph wise As foUoweth 

To all people before whome this deed of Sale shall come, Joseph 
wise jnhabitant of y* Towne of Roxbury, (Buclier) in y* Masa- 
chusetts Collony in New = England sendeth greetting : 

Know yee That I Joseph wise inhabitant of y® towne of Roxbury 
(Senior) in y® Masachusetts Collony, in y* Covnty of Suffolke in New Eng- 
land (Butcher) for A valuable Consideration in hand all ready well & truely 



This is 
JoHei>h wise 
his I)eedo 
vnto Capt. 
Arthur 
flenner. / 



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payd vnto me by Cap* Arthur ffenner | Jnhabitant | of y* Towne of provi- 
dence in y® CoUony of Roadjsland & providence plantations, in y* Narragan- 
sett Bay in New England, y* receipt of which I doe owne & acknowledge, 
& doe heareby Acquitt and discharge him, his heires. Executors, & Admin- 
istraf" of y* Same, and also his Assignes thereof, Have bargained. Sold, Enfeoffed 
Aliened made over & Confirmed And by these p'sents doe bargaine sell, Enfeoffe 
I Alien make over | & Confirme vnto y* sayd Arthur ffenner a percell of vpland 
to y* quantity of Eleven Acars, (more or Less,) As alsoe one share of Meadow 
in quantity three Acres (more or Lesse) The w®** sayd Landes are scituate Lieing 
& being within y® | Limitts & | Libberties of y* aforesayd Towne of providence, 
And on y® Southerne side of y® River Comonly called by y* name of Neotaconk- 
onitt River, and not farr distant from y* southerly End of y® hill called Neota- 
conkonitt hill. The w®** sayd vpland being bovnded on y* northerne part with y® 
aforesayd Neotaconkonitt River : on y® westerne part partly with a small streame 
running into y® sayd River, & partly with y® Land of y® sayd Arthur ffenner ; 
on y® Southerne part with y® Land of y® sayd Arthur ffenner ; And on y® east- 
erne part partly with y® Land of y® sayd Arthur ffenner, & partly with y® afore- 
sayd share of Medow. The sayd percell, or share of Meaddow being bovnded on 
y* northerne part with y® Aforesayd Neotaconkonit River, on y® Southerne part 
partly with y® aforesayd Eleven Acars of vpland, & partly w*** y** Land of y® 
af oresd Arthur ffenner : On y® Easterne part, with a percell of meaddow belong- 
ing to y® sayd Arthur ffenner, (the w^** formerly belonged vnto Daniell Browne 
Jnhabitant of y® aforesayd Towne of providence.) And on y® westernB~part with 
the aforesayd vpland. The which sayd Eleven Acres | of vpland | & share of 
Meadow was by me y® sayd Joseph wise, togather with | seaverall | other Landes 
purchased of M' William ffield, formerly Jnhabitant of y® aforesayd Towne of 
providence (but now deceased,) The sayd meaddow Alsoe formerly belonging vnto 
William Wickenden Jnhabitant of y® Towne of providence aforesd (but now 
deceased.) All which sayd Landes with all y® appurtenances, beneflBtts, prieviledges 
proffitts & Comodities thereof & there vnto belonging; in forme & manner 
according to y® bovndes prescribed I say I Have, and by this Instrument doe with 
all my Right jnterest & Title therein truely make over & passe away both, from 
my selfe my heires Execut", Administrators, & Assignes, vnto y® sayd Arthur 
ffenner, both for himselfe His Heires, Executors, Administrators & Assignes to 
have & to hold as his, or Either | of theire | true, proper, & Lawfull Right & 
Jnheritance For Ever, quietly, & peaceably to Enjoy y® same, & Every part & per- 
cell thereof with out at any time y® hinderance, Lett, Trouble, or Molestation of, 
or by me y® sayd Joseph wise. My heires. Executors, Administrators or Assignes 
or of, or by any other person either ffor. By, Through or vnder me ; And that y® 
sayd Arthur ffenner Doth at this present Day of y® Signeing & Sealeing heareof 



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stand truely & Lawfully Seazed & possessed w*** y* sayd Landes & every part & 
percell thereof, of a good, Sure, LawfuU, Absolute & vndefeizeable Estate of 
Jnheritance in Fee Simple, as y'* true & most RightffuU Jnherittor thereof, with 
out any Conditions, Limitations, use, or any other thing to passe, olter or change 
y* Same. And I doe by these presents firmely binde my selfe my heires my Exec- 
utors and Administrate* at all times to save & keepe harraelesse & defend y* 
sayd Arthur ffenner his Heires, Executiji-s, Administrators And Asignes from all 
hinderances, MoUesttvtions, Incumbrances, Troubles, Suits, Intrests, Rights Titles 
[22] Titles I or | Claimes which shall, or at any time may Arise, or be Layd vnto 
y® sayd Landes or any part, or percell there of by any person, or persons what 
soever Claymeing or to Clayme by virtue of any other bargaine Sale Imbazell- 
ment Gift or Morgage at any time made done or Committed by me y* sayd Joseph 
wise, or of, or by any other person, Either ffor, By, Through or vnder me ; As 
alsoe to Secure y® sayd Arthur ffenner his heires Executors Administrators & 
Assignes from any Claimes of Intayles ; as alsoe from Clayme. of Dowrey, or 
Joyntures ; as alsoe from any Clayme of thirdes which shall, or at any time may 
arise By, or through Mary my now wife. 

And for as much as y* sayd Landes, both y® vpland & meaddow did formerly 
belong vnto y* above sayd | M' | William ffeild ; And alsoe y* | sayd | Mead- 
dow vnto y* fore named William Wickenden ; And by reason of divers other 
Landes being Jnvolved in the Assurance, or Conveyances of y® above sayd 
Landes made over vnto my sclfe, in soe much that according to reason & Customs 
the former Assurances of y'^ sayd [ycindes vnto my selfc cannot passe with y* same 
I doe alsoe by these presents firmely binde my selfe, my heires my Executors, & 
Administrators At all times to save, keep harmelesse & defend y* sayd Arthur 
ffenner, his heires Executoi-s, Administrators & Assignes from all kinde of 
Troubles, Molestations, Rights, Jnterests, or Claymes, which shall, or at any time 
may arise, or be Layd vnto y® sayd Landes or any part thereof by the heires, 
Executors or Administrators of the sayd William ffeild ; And also y® sayd Wil- 
liam wickenden, or of or by any other pereon Either for, By Through, or vnder 
them, or Jlither of them 

Jn wittnesse of premisses I doe heare vnto sett my hand & Scale The Twenty 
& Eighth day of may in y® yeare one thousand Six hundred Seaventy and three. 

Memorandnm, the word vpland, betweene y® Twelfth, & y^ Eleaventh Lines 
was interlined before These p'sents wcare Signed & Sealed 

Signed, Sealed | & delivered | Joseph Wise L. S. 

in y® p'*sence of vs — 
Thomas Olney Senior 
Thomas Olney Junior. 



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* See in the 
13tikpageof 
y« booke of y* 
Entry of 
Towne acts 
and orders. / 



The record of 
a receit from 
Mary Gardiner 
to William 
Haukins 



Returne of 
Land of 
Richard 



Recorded wdth y* Townes Consent.* This 20''' of March 1678. 
or 79 ^ me Daniell Abbott Gierke of y® Towne of providence. 

Received of my ffatlier in law William Haukins of Providence 
the sum of Thirteene poundes in money pay, And is the full of 
Twenty pounds Currant pay bequeathed to me by the last will of 
my ffather George Gardiner of Newpor on Rhode Jsland (deceased) 
as wittncs my hand this 30'** day of November 1688 

Wittness, Mary X Gardiner 

Thomas Ward her marke 

John Stanton 

[23] Layd out to Richard Arnold in y* beginninge of June: 
j675 Vpon y** accovnt of y® Right tliat was formerly John Smith 
(Mason) one share of Meaddow ariseing by virtue of y® fifty Acre 
Aroid 8 medow./ ^iviggiQn^ qj- Sccond Divissiou The sayd share of Meddow Adjoyne- 

ing to y* westeme part of A share of Meddow Layd out to y* sayd 
Arnold in y* Right of Robert CoUwell, and Adjoyneing to y* Cader Swampe 
beyond y* former dwelling of Edward jnman, and on y® Southerne Side of Bos- 
ton Line : The sayd share of Meddow Bovnded on y® Southwest comer with A 
Cader tree marked ; on y® north = East corner with A Black oak tree marked ; 
and on y® East corner with A Cader tree marked ; As alsoe A small Nooke of 
Meddow Lieing vpon y® Brooke That runneth out of y® sd Cader Swampe on 
both sides of y® sd Brooke, and Abovte Tenne poles downe y® sd Brooke, and 
Adjoyneing to y® foresayd meddow, the aforesayd Blacke oak growing as it weare 
betwixt Two Rocks. The sayd share Lieing northerly & Southerly : 
Returned to y® Towne this Third day of June : j678 : 

"^ John Whipple jun': Surveye'. / 

This Above written | was | Entered vpon Record by y® Townes 

order : * (vpon the 24'** of jime j679 : 

f Daniell Abbott Gierke 

Layd out to Richard Arnold in y® beginning of June: j675: 
three Acars of meddow due vpon Exchange with y® Towne 
vpon y® accovnt of y® Right of Stephen North := rupp, the sayd 
share or three Acars of meaddow Adjoyneing to y® westerne part of a 
share of meddow Layd out to Richard Arnold in y® Right y' was John 
Smiths: (mason) and Adjoyneing to y® Cader Swampe beyond y® former dwel- 
ling of Edward jnman, and on y® Southerne side of Boston Line. The sayd three 



•See in 22th 
page of y« En- 
try of Towne 
orders./ in y» 
booke thereof. 



Rich: Arnolds 
meddow. 



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Acars of meaddow Bovnded on y* South = East part with two white oak trees, 
and to range Aboute Southwesterly to A rock ; and then to range north = 
westerly to A Black oak tree marked, and from thence to A maple tree 
marked; and from y* sd maple tree to range Aboute westerly to A walnutt tree 
marked; and from y* sayd walnutt tree to range aboute Southwesterly to A 
Cader There being two range trees standing vpon y* vpland betwixt y* sayd 
Wallnutt tree and the sd Cader tree; this sayd three Acars of meaddow Lie- 
ing vnder y* End of Wainsoikett hill and att y* Easteme End of y* sayd 
hill ; Returned to y* Towne this third day of June : j678 : 

^ me John Whipple jun' : Survey' : 

• See in y« 

of yHntry ^ ^his Abovc Written was entered vpon Record by y* Townes 

of Towne order. *(Vpon y« 25^*" of June: j679:/ "^ me Daniell Abbott 

orders in y. m 1 I? e T- ' 

22th page Gierke of y* lowne. 

thereof. / 

Layd out to Richard Arnold in y* Right of Robert Coll well five 

Rich: Arnoidii Acai*s of mcddow, arisciiig vpon y* accovnt of y* fifty Acree devis- 

ion ; the sd share of medow Lieing on y® northerne part of y* Cader 

Swampe y* Lieth beyond y® former dwelling of Edward Jnman, & on y* Southern 

side of Boston Line, and Adjoyneing to y* sd Cader Swampe, the sd share of 

medow, Bounded on y® south east Corner with a stake, on y® north East comer 

with a flatt Rock, with a flatt stone vpon it, w*** a Sparr of white flint in y* sd 

Rock ; on y® northwesterne Corner with A Black oak tree marked ; and on 

y* Southwesterne comer with A stake standing in y® Edge of y* sayd meddow. 

It Lieing in Length northerly & southerly : the sayd share of meddow was Layd 

out in y® beginning of June in y® yeare : j675 : And Returned to y* Towne this 

third day of June. j678. 

"^ John Whipple jun': Surveyer. 

• See in y« 22th : 

page of yo This Al)ove written, was Entered vpon Record) by y* Townes 

'^HX^»fy. «rder: *vpon y* 25'»»: of June j679:/ f me Daniell Abbott 

entry of Towne Clcrkc of y® ToWUC. / 
orders. 

[24] Layd out and stated a highway perpetually to rcmaine against the 
west End of y® home shares of land belonging to James Ashton, to goe from y* 
Towne streete westward downe to y® Sea, Jt l)eing stated five poles and six foote 
wide. On y® south side a great stone layd for a bound, and on y® north side of 
y® sayd higliway a stone sett into y® Ground for a northward Bound 

Also layd out unto James Ashton a ware howse lott lieing 
The iiecorii agaiust the southenie part of y® East End of his home share of land, 
of James" ^^^ ^ayd warc house lott being forty foote in Breadth, the north East 

Aston. Corner being bounded with a stone sett into y® Ground, and alsoe y* 



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south East Comer being bounded with a stone sett into y® Ground; The 
sayd Ware house lott bounding on the East End with y® Towne streete ; and 
soe to runn West to y^ Sea Channiell; the north | and south | sides being 
bounded with y® Comon, The Towne streete lieing at the East End, being fower 
poles wide. Stated and layd out June the Third : 1682 : By uss 

Thomas Olney junr serveior 
William Hopkins serveior, 
Recorded Verbatum, by and with y* Townes Consent, Aprill y* : 7'** : 1683 
by me John Whipple junr Gierke of y* Towne of providence 

Layd out a three score Acre lott for my Son Thomas Harris at 
The Record paugachaugc ffcild, and a twenty five Acre lott, lieing on the south 
Harru Junr: sWc, it Bounding on the Riuer on the west, and on the East with 
his land the land of William Carpenter, Bounded on the north West Corner 

with a Black oake tree, the South West Corner Bounded with a 
white oake, the northermost Corner Bounded with an Asppen tree, the South 
East Corner marked with a White oake tree, and this being layd out aboute the 
yeare : 1661 : or there aboute, Layd out by mee Thomas Harris serveior 1 1 being | 
then a Serueior for the Towne. 

Returned to y* Towne meeting Aprill: y*: 27***: 1683: by me Thomas Harris 
senior serueior : 

Recorded by and with the Townes Consent, Recorded May the first : 1683 : by 
me John Whipple Jun': Clerke 

[26] Layd out vnto Shadmch Manton in y* yeare j676: By 
shadrach ^^ Arthur ffenner. Surveyer : Twenty five Acars of Land Lyeing 

returneof in two pcrcells being Scituatc & boonded as folio weth the twenty 

Jj^^^* Acars boonded on y* South ^My with y® Land of me y* sayd 

Arthur ffenner, & '^^ly w*** y* Land of Joseph Williams; & on y* 
North w*** y* Common; & on y* east & west "^'^ with y* Common; alsoe on 
y* northeast & northwest with heaps of stones at y* Cornners. The sd five 
Acars being bovnded northuarly with y® aforesd Land of Joseph Williams, & 
Southwardy w'** the Common ; And Eastwardly & westwardly with y* Com- 
mon & heaps of stones at y® southwest & southeast Cornnei's. The Aforesayd 
two percelb of Land, being Scituate westwardly from y** place Called Caw- 
caunchewatchatt Aboute two EngUsh miles; These above mentioned two per- 
cells of Land weare Layd out vnto Shadmch Manton in Exchange for Land w*** 
he y® sd Manton had Libberty from y® Towne of providence to exchange, thir- 
teen Acars of y* sayd Land, being vpland, did Lie on y® north side of wanash- 
quatuckett river; and aboute three miles & A halfe from y* towne of providence. 



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Alsoe one share of medow iu esteemation five Acara ; in Lue of w^ share of 
meadow, the townes Allowance is Seaven Acars of vpland. both w*** sayd percells 
of Land weare part of y* Land Shadrach Manton bought of Henry Redock. The 
meddow did Lye vnder y* side of Noteconkenett hill. The other five Acars 
being in Lue of part of one share of meddow ; which share of meddow y* sayd 
Shadrach Manton bought of Leonard | Smith, | and did Lye aboute fovre | miles | 
westerly from y* Towne of providence. / 

I say Layd out As aforesayd ^ me Arthur ffenner Survey'. 

• See in y« 

y«TowM** This Above written, was entered vpon Record by y* Townes 

booke Consent.* And vpon y* 4'»> of July i679 f Dan : Abbott Gierke. 

of y» Entrey of r j j \r 

Towne acts. / 

Layd out vnto Samuell winsor two Acars & A halfe of Land by 
Sam: winsor's yo Eighteen ffoott polc wliich he evchanged from y* new field the 3 ** 
Land. of juiie j679 : / 

This Land being bovnded on y® north-east, & north = west cor- 
ners with black oak Trees. / 

By me William Hopkins Survey*. / 







• See In y« 23U». 

page 

of y« tOMm 

booke 

of y« Entry of 

Towne acts: 



This Above written, 
was Recorded w*"* y* 
Townes Consent : * 

And vpon y® 8*** day 
of July 1679. 
By Dan : Abbott Gierke 



^ 



ThU is y« re- 
tume of some 
Land of Sam= 
Winsor's. / 



Samuell winsor of providence haveing exchanged some Lotts y' 
weare Layd out at y® new feildes, and this towne haveing granted 
him Libbertie to take it vp in some other place on providence neck 
tliis two Acai's | of Land | and a halfe, &, one sliare of medow, it 
l)eing vpland in Lue of medow is foure Acars, it being in all six 



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Acars & ahalfe : The inedow in y® on iginall did belong vnto Matliew weston for- 
merly of providence. This six Acrees & a halfe, is Layd out in one ^eell togather, 
& is in Length easterly & westerly sixtie poles ; and at y* westeme end Ten poles 
in breadth ; And at y* easteme end it is Twenty poles in Breadth, And on | the | 
northerne side it is boonded with y* Land now in y® possession of Thomas paty ; and 
on y* southeme side w*** y* Land of y* aforesd Samuell winsor there [26] There 
being not Land suflScient in y* forme, other Landes being Layd out : there is at 
y® easterne end on y* northerne side one Acre joyned to it to make vp six Acars & 
a halfe : there being A highway on y* Easteme End & westeme end of these Lotts ; 
the Comers being fixed with stones plaine to be knowne. And it was Layd out by 
y® Eighteene foott pole. Returned July j679 : By me Arthur ffenner Survey'. 
By Daniell Abbott Gierke of y* Towne of providence. / 

Heare foUoweth y* Enrolement of A Deed Signed Joshua Winsor. 

Bee I it | Knowne vnto all people before whome this Deed of 
Sam: Winsor Sale shall comc. that I Joshua winsor of the Towne of providence in 
^-^^'/ y* CoUony of Roadjsland & providence plantations in New = Eng- 

land^ for a valueable Consideration in hand AUready Received of my 
Son Samuell winsor, the receipt I doe heareby owne & acknowledge. Have bar- 
gained Sould made over and Confirmed, & by these p'sents Doe bargaine Sell 
make over & Confirme vnto my aforesd Son (& heire) Samuell winsor all my 
Right jnteerest & title in all y* Landes within y* Limitts | or | Libberties of y* 
Towne of providence aforesd, whether of my Lands w*^** doth belong vnto me as 
I was Received by the purchassers of y* aforesd Towne of providence an Equall 
purchasser w*** them ; or any other Landes or jnteerest in Landes w°** I have by 
any other purchasse, or that doth belong vnto me by any gift or exchange, or 
any other Right either in Landes Layd out or vnlayd out Divided, or vndivided & 
Common, with all y* orchards, ffenceing & all other y* Appurtenances, bennifitts, 
previledges, profitts, & Commodities thereof & there vnto belonging, I say for 
full Satisfaction in hand Allready received I have Truely Sould made over & 
passed away from my selfe vnto my Afore named Son Samuell, both for himselfe 
and for his heires To have and to hold as his or either of theire True proper & 
Lawful! Right and inheritance for ever. And y* my aforesd Son Samuell doth at 
this p'sent day of y* Signeing & ^ealeing heareof stand truely & Lawfully Seazed 
& possessed with all my aforesd Right of Landes, & every part & percell thereof 
as y* true & most RightfuU jnherittoi* thereof, of a good sure LawfuU estate of 
jnheritance in fee = simple without any Limitations vse or other thing to pass 
olter or Change y* same And that my aforesd Son Samuell shall at all times 
Quietly use & possesse the aforesd Landes & every part & percell thereof witli all 
y® Appurtenances and prieviledges belonging to y® Same (the Dwelling house in 



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v^^ I now dwell in only (>!xcei)ted, it being to remaine for my use dureing y® I^ife 
of me y® sd Joshiiii winsor : but after my decease it alsoe to come into y® pos- 
session o£ my aforesd Sou Samuell) without at any time y® Lett Trouble Expul- 
sion or Contradiction of me y^ sd Joshua winsor, or any person either for by 
through or vnder me : 

This being my true and Absoelute act of Sale, in wittnesse thereof, I doe heare 
vnto sett my hand & Scale, this Second day of December, in y* yeare | one | Thou- 
sand Six hundred and Seaventy one. 

Signed, Sealed, & Joshua Winsor L. S. 

delivered in y* p'sence of us. 
John Steer 
William Hopkings 

• See in 23tii 

page of y» Recorded with y* Townes Consent.* And vpon y® 8*'' day of 

tOMrne booke . -, •nprr\ 

of y. entry J^lly ]679 : 

of Towne fiv DauicU Abbott Gierke of y® Towne. / 

orders./ * "^ ' 

[27] Heare foUoweth y® Enrolement of A Deed | Signed | Parden Tilling- 

bast. 

Be it Knowne vuto all men by these p^'sents, That I parden Til- 
samueii linghast of providence in y® Collony of Roadjsland & providence 

Land./ plantation in new = England, for a vallueable Consideration in hand 

bought of AUready Received of Samuell Winsor of y® aforesd Towne & Col- 

parden ^ ^ •' ^ 

Tiiiingha«t. lony, the receipt I doe heareby o^vne : Have bargained Sould made 

over & Confirmed vnto y® aforesd Samuell Winsor one Six Acar Lott, 
Layd out by y" Eighteen f oott pole, (be it more or Less) Lyeing on y® neck, which 
Land I bought of Will : Haughkings jun% and Lyeth next to y® Land now in y® 
possession of the aforesd Samuell Winsor; And is bovnded on y® South = East 
Corner with a black oak tree ; And on y® South west with a wallnutt tree Marked ; 
and on y® north = west with a black oak; And on y® north = East with a 
black oak And knowne by these bovndes for Six Acars. Alsoe I doe pass away 
vnto y® aforesd Samuell Winsor two Lotts Containeing five Acars Layd out by 
y® Eighteene ffoott pole, & at this p'sent Lyeth at y" place called y® new ffeild 
on y® neck 

All which pcrcells of Land I say for full Sattisfaction by me Received, I doe 
acknowledge I have Sould All my Right Title jnteerest & Claime in y® Landes 
before Specified, to be his owne, true, proper, & LawfuU Right & jnheritance both 
for himselfe and his heircs for Ever, quietly & peaceably to jnjoy, vse & possess 
w***out at any time y® hinderance, molestation or Troul)le of me y® aforesd parden 



[43] 

Tillinghast, my heires, Execut()i*s, Administrato" or AHsignes ; And that y^ afoi-eKd 
Samuell Winsor dotli at this p'sent day of the Signeing ifc Sealeing heai-eof stand 
truely& Law = fully Seazed and possessed w*** all y* aforesd Landes & Appurte- 
nances, profitts, prieviledges, bennifitts thereto belonging ; And doe Alsoe binde 
myselfe my heires, Executors, my Administnitors & Assignes to secure y* aforesd 
Samuell Winsor, his heires, & Assignes from all Dowers, joyntnres thirds, & 
jn = tayles w*** may arise, from Liddea my wife 

Jn Wittnesse hearevnto I have sett my hand and Scale, This Second of may 
in y* yeare one Thousand Six hun,d Seaventy nine. 

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered Parden Tillinghast L S. 

in y* p^sence of vs. The marke L of 

William Hopkins. Lidea Tillinghast 

Edward London. 

•See in 23th 

page of y« Record by & with y* townes Consent : * 

of ^ Em^r ^"^ ^^To^ ^'^ ^^ i^^^y ^^"^^ • 

of Towne By Danicll Abbott Gierke of y® towne of providence 

orders./ -^ J ir 

[28] In the Right of M' John Clarke Deceased. 

Vpon the second day of ffeburarey in the Yeare : 1681 Layd out unto Thomas 
Olney jun' (Tlie Assigne of the aforesayd Deceased M' John Clarke) one hun- 
dred and foure Acres of land, Vpon the Acount of a purchase Right by the 

Towne of Providence Granted unto the Sayd M' John Clarke at a 
SyrXhn Towne meeting Aprill the : 2V^ : 1662 : It all lieing in one percell, 
ciarks it being one house lott or home share, one rive Acre share, one six 

**"** Acre sliare. Eight Acres of upland for two shares of meadow, a 

Twenty Acre share, and a Three Score Acre share. It lieing on | the | 
westeme side of Thomas Olney jun': his ffarme neere Wanskuck feild, and 
upon the Westeme part of the land of Epenetus Olney lieing neere Richard pray 
his peece of low Swamppe land Called a flagg pond ; The Sayd hundred and fowre 
Acres of land being Bounded on the Easterne side with the aforesayd flfamie of 
the sayd Thomas Olney jun' : , and with the Aforesayd land of the sayd Epenetus 
Olney, and on the Westerne side partly with the land of Benjamin Whipple, and 
partly with the Comon, on the Southerne End Bounding partly with the Afore- 
sayd Swamppe peice of land called prey* flagg pond and partly with the land of 
Thomas Olney sen'' ; on the northerne End Bounding with the Comon, The north- 
westeme Corner being Bounded with a pine Tree marked on two sides, the 
North Easterne Corner Bounding with an old Walnutt Tree stumpe; the which 
is the Northwesterne Corner Bound of the sayd Thomas Olney jun' his 



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AforcHayd farme ; Bounding on the South Westerne Comer with a Chesnutt 
Tree, the which is the South Easterne Corner bound of the aforesayd Benjamin 
Whipple his land ; And on the South Easterne part with Three Trees (Viz) a 
White oake Tree the which is the north westerne Corner of the land of Epenetus 
Olney : A Black oake Tree the which is the north Westerne Corner Bound of 
Thomas Olney Serveror his Land; and a Walnutt Tree the which is the South 
Westerne Corner Bound of the sayd Thomas Olney jun' : his Aforesayd fanne ; 

Layd out y® day and Yeare abouesayd 
By me William Hopkins 

Serueior, 



Cf7 



Od^ 







orrm.0, 




^U^^tf 



Recorded By and with the Townes Consent, Aprill y® seaventh one Thousand 
six hundred and Eighty three, by me John Whipple jun*" Clerke of the Towne of 
providence 

[29] Vpon y®: 2°*: day of ffeburarey: 1681 Layd out unto Thomas Olney 
Jun', three Acres and a halfe of land (Viz) two Acres and a halfe to make up 

the home share, or house lott formerly belonging to John Steere* 
fine Acres, and one Acree to make up the house lott of the sayd 
Thomas Olney fine Acres, It all lieing in one percell, and Adjoyneing 
to the north End of y* sayd Thomas Olney his land neere y® place 
Called Wanskuck, there being some small Alowance by reason of the barrannesse 
of most part of it : It lieing in the forme of a Triangle, And bounding on the 
Westerne Corner with a Walnutt tree Old stumpe the which is the north Westerne 
Corner bound of the sayd Thomas Olney his farme ; Bounding on the south 
Easterne Corner with a Great Greene oake tree the which is the north Easterne 
Corner bound of y® aforesayd farme of y® sayd Thomas Olney, bounding on y® 



The Record 
of Thomas 
olneys land 



[45] 

north Easterne Corner with a low fflatt Rock, and with y* north Easterne part 
thereof. 



Sot44¥? 




A ^ Layd out y® day and Yeare 
ll^^f^ abovesayd 

By me William Hopkins serueior 



Eorouled Verbatum, by and with y* Towne Consent, Aprill y* : 7*** : 1683 
By me John Whipple jun' Clerke of y* Towne of providence. 

Vpon y* third day of June in y® yeare : 1682 : Layd out unto 
^Th*^*^** Thomas Olney junior a Ware house Lott lieing against y* northeme 
oiney* land, part of the wcst End of James Ashton his house lotts or home shares ; 

The sayd ware house lott Containeing in breadth forty foote ; The 
south East, Comer thereof being bounded with a stone sett into y* Ground, the 
which sayd stone is the northerne Bound of the highway stated to goe from the 
streete to y*" Sea Side ; The north East Corner alsoe being bounded with a stone 
sett into y* Ground, and from y* sayd northEast Comer stone to range Westward 
alonge by y® north side of a low Rock standing upon the upland and soe still 
rangeing Westward to y* Sea Channell: And soe from y^ south East Corner 
bound to range Westward, beareing the breadth of forty foote untill it reach to 
y* Sea Channell ; the sayd ware house lott being bounded on y* East End with 
y* Towne Street, and on the South side with the highway which is layd out and 
stated to Goe from the Towns Streete doune to y* Sea ; And on y* north side 
being bounded with y® Comon. Layd out y* day and yeare aforesayd 

By mee William Hopkins Serueior 

Recorded Verbatum, by and witli y^ Townes Consent, Aprill the : 7"* : 1683 
by me John Whipple jun' Clerke of y* Towne of providence 



[80] : 1662 : Heare ffoUoweth y* Enrolem*. of A deed Signed John Sayles 
as ffolloweth 

Be it knowne vnto all people by these p'sents. That I John Sayles 
of providence, in y® CoUony of providence plantations | in y^ 
Narmgansett Bay | in New = England, for A vallueable Sume of 
money payd vnto me, by William Houghkings, Jnhabitant of y* 
Towne & CoUony aforesd, (of w®** I doe acknowledge y* recept) 
Have bai-gained for, and souUl vnto y® sd william Haughkins all my Right, Jnter- 
est, and Title, that I have, or that doth any wayes belong or Appertaine vnto me, 



Job Sayles 
deed to 
WiU: Haugh- 
kins. 



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in all y^ Landes Lieing between y* River of pautuckett, and y® River of paiitux- 
ett, begining at y* End of Seaven Mile,8 vpon A west Line fi*om y® hill called 
ffoxes Hill (the Towne of providence, having ffixed the same for a bovndes)^and 
Soe to goe vp y" streames of those Rivers vnto y* end of Twenty miles from y" sd 
ffoxes hill ; All my Right, jnterest, & Title, that doth any wayes belong, or 
ap^taine vnto me in all y® Landes afore specified tliat is to say, Soe much as doth 
belong vnto two purchase Rights ( | the | one falling unto me as I was Received 
into the Towne, and Admitted A purchaser ; The other ffalling vnto me by virtue 
of y* Right w*'** I bought of Ralfh Earle, which he bought of Nathaniell Dick- 
ens, which formerly belonged vnto Joane Tiler, afterwardes wife vnto y* sd 
Nathaniell Dickens;) I say for ffuU satisfaction in hand | allready | received I 
have passed away from my^elfe, and from my heires, vnto y* sd William Haugh- 
kings, both for him | selfe | & his heires, To Have, and to hold as his, or Either of 
theire true, proper and Lawfull Rights, and Jnheritance for Ever; quietly and 
peaceably to enjoy, use, and possesse, all y* p*'mises, and every part, and percell 
thereof without at any time y* hinderance. Molestation, or Trouble of me y* sd 
John Sayles, my heires Executors, Administrate, or Assignes, or of any person 
Either for. By, Through, or vnder me ; And doe alsoe by these p'sentes ffirmely 
binde myselfe, my heires, my Executo^, niy Administrator, | & | Assignes at all 
times to Secure, to Save, keepe harmelesse, and defend the sd will : Houghkins 
his heires. Executor, Administe?, and Assignes, from all hindrances, Letts, 
Molestations, Troubles, Jntrestes, Rights, Claymes, Tittles or any Clayme else what- 
soever, that shall be Layd vnto the p'mises or any part, or percell thereof, by any 
person, or persons, at any time Claymeing, or to Clayme, by virtue of any other 
Bargaine, Sale, Jmbazelment, or Morgage, at any time made by me y* sd John 
Sayles, or of any | other | person Either ffor, by. Through, or vnder me ; And doe 
alsoe binde my selfe, my heires and Assignes, to Secure y^ sd William Houghkings 
his heires, and Assignes from all Dowries, Joyntures, Thirds, And Jntayles And 
Jn Wittnesse of this my | true | Sayle, and these my firme Engagments, 
I I have I hearevnto sett my hand | & | Sale this Twenty | & | Six day of may, 
one thousand. Six hundred. Sixty and Three. 

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in y* p'sence of vs 

Thomas Olney jun' : / 

The Mark of X Tho : Arnold jun' : / 

(Memorandum, before these p'sents were Signed & Sealed, there were five 
woi-des betweene y* Sixt, and Seaventh Line Enterlined ; w*^** wordes are these ; 
ffrom the sd ffoxes hill) Jo" Sayles L. S. 

• See my. Euroulcd by & with y* Townes Consent:* Vpon y« 3/** of 

23 page of y« j j l j 

t<»wn iKwke of y« AgUSt 1079 : 

Entry of Towne g DauicU Abbott Clcrkc of y* Towne of providence. / 

acts./ "^ J L i 



[47] 

[81] Heare ffolloweth y* Enroulemeut of A Deede Signed Robert Williams 
as ff o 

Be it knowne unto all People : That I Robert Williams of the Towne of 
New = port; In the Colony of Road = jsland and providence Plantations (and 
formerly Jnhabiting at the Towne of providence w*** in The sayd Colony) | Doe 
heareby certifie that then when I Lived at providence | ffor, and in, Consider- 
ation, Received ; I the sayd Robert Williams did liai-gainc and Sell, vnto will : 
Houghkings (Senior) of y* sayd Towne of providence : One of my Shares, of 
Land, and Meadow (As it was then) vndivided, in a generall Purchasse, within 
a New=Purchast, or Enlargment of Land & Meadow, unto y® sayd Towne of 
providence (And being as then, at first purchased, by y® said Towne from the 
Indians, when I Lived at y* sayd Towne of providence) which sayd one share. 
Lawfully belonged unto me, By a Towne = Right, And disburstment, vnto the 
sayd generall purchase — Nov/ of the sayd Bargaine, and Sale ; I the sayd Rob- 
ert Williams did make a Lawful! Deed of Sale (vnder my hand and Sale), vnto 
y* sd Will : Haughkings ; And more over, the sayd Sale, is mentioned (with 
exception) in my Deed of Sale, made vnto John Scott, Jidiabbitant of y® sayd 
Towne of providence ; concerneiug what I sould vnto him : But it seemes, the 
sayd deed of Sale, made vnto y® sayd William Haughkings, cannot (now) be found 
— Therefore — Know All by these p'sents; That vpon y® Request of the Aboue 
sayd Will : Haughkings ; I the above sayd Robert Williams, for my selfe, my 
Iieires, Executo?, AdmLni8tra7, And Assigncs Doe heareby Revise, and fully 
Confirme Againe ; The above sd Bargaine, and Sale of y® above sd one share of 
Land & Meadow, accordingly, as Alx)ve Expi-essed ; unto the sayd Will : Haugh- 
kings (Senior) his heirs, Executo7, Administinto'*, and Assignes I the sayd Rob- 
ert Williams disclaymeing, ffor my selfe, my heires Executo'", AdministmtoV, 
and Assignes, to have any Rightes, Title there unto ; But that all, and Singular, 
of y* one Share of Land, and Meadow, As above Expressed; Js y® Aksolute 
proper Right, and Jnheritance, of the sayd William ILiughkings (Senior) his 
heires, Executo'f, Administra^ or Assignes Wittnes my hand, and Scale ; This 
Two and Twentieth of Aprill j675. 

Witnes. / 

Robert Carr Sen^ / Robert Williams L. S. 

James Browne. / 



•See in 23*1* 

page of the Enrouled by and with y®: Towncs Consent:* And vpon y® 3""** 

of Towne By Dauiell Abbott Clerke of y" Towne of providence 

acts./ 



[48] 

[32] Layd out to providence Williams, Seaiienty Acres of land, 
the Record ^fj^t is to sav, Sixtv AcFCS of Upland in the second Deuition, or 

of providence */ ^ j x ^ ^ 

Williams Wayunckcegc Share, ordered to be layd out by this Towne of provi- 

^^^ dence, And tenn Acres in lew of five Acres, of meadow. It beareing 

there seaventy measure by the Eighteene foot pole, EasteJy and Westerly one hun- 

wttiTthe ^** ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^y PO^^s, and northerly, and Southerly Eighty poles Jt lie- 
forme of ing Scituate and being upon the hill Comonly called Wasukquatomis- 
L*hey*^^ cock and on the south side of the Spring, and the midle of the sayd 
lie to- Spring is the north and Deuideing line between the land of Ann 
^^ *^ Harris, and the land above sayd — I say layd out this twenty and 

• Seaventh day of May : 1682 : by mee 

William Hopkins Serveior 

Voated to be recorded : by and with the Townes Consent, | Jime the 5*** | 1682 
and Recorded May the fourth : 1683 by me John Whipple jun' Gierke 

Layd out unto Arm harris seaventy Acres of land upon the Right of land 
ordered to be layd out betweene the Seaven and fower mile lines : to say Sixty 
Acres of upland and tenn Acres in lew of five Acres of meadow, It beareing 
measure by the Eighteene foote pole, Eastwardly, and westwardly one hundred 
and forty poles, and northerly and Southerly Eighty poles, it being one Wasukqua- 
tomiscock, and Adjoyneing to the north side of providence Williams his land. I 
say layd out this twenty and seaventh day of May : 1682 : by me William Hop- 
kins Serucior 

Voated to be recorded by and with the Townes Consent, June | the 5*** | 1682 
and recorded May the forth : 1683 by me John Whipple jun' : Clerke 

[ The plat marked Page 32 is hiserted at this point in the original book.^ 

Voated to be recorded by and with the Townes Consent June y* : 5^** : 1682 
and Recorded May the forth : 1683 : by mee Jolm Whipple jun' Clerke 

[33] The Returnes of Land Layd out to Ephraim peirce. As ffoUoweth — 

Layd out vnto Ephraim peirce Thirty-five Acres of vpland 
Ephraim Bounding on y^ South = westerne part with y® Land of Jonathan 

peirce 8 o */ l j 

Land. Spragc, | ou y* southesterne part with y® townes Comon | on y* 

North = Eastenie part with y* Common and on the North = West- 
erne part with y* Land of y* aforesd Ephram, | Bounded on the northenie 
Corner with a white oak tree marked | and on y* westerne Comner with A white 
oake tree marked ; the two aforesd white oake trees being boonderyes of jr® Land 
of y* aforesd Ephraim, on y* Southerne Corner with a Black oake tree marked, & on 
y* Easteme Comner with a Black oake tree marked, the north Easterne part goe- 
ing a Little bowing to a Range tree marked, the | sd | Land doth Arise to y* sayd 
Ephraim, As being part of Vallentine Whittman's flBfty Acree Divission, Layd 




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[49] 

downe by Exchange with y* Towne, & purcliased of y* sayd whittman, by y* sayd 
Ephraim, the now Dwelling House of y* sayd Ephraini Standing vpon y* sayd 
Land ; And was Layd out in february : i677 : By John Whipple Survey', and 
returned to y« Towne This 27*? of October: 1679 ; / 

\_The plat marked Page 33 is iriserted at this point in the original book.^ 
•See in y« 27th Thesc retumcs of Land, was cfranted by y® Towne to be 

page of y« a 

Towne booke Recorded* And was Entered, on y* 3'."* of flfeb: 1679: or 80: / 
tZS./ 1?- 1^^"= Abbott Towne Gierke. 

Layd out this : 24^** of October : 1679 : Vnto Ephraim pearce 
Ephraim twenty fivc Acrcs of vpland to make vp yt thirty five Acres, 

j^^ ' Sixty Acres : the w**** sd sixty Acres y* sd Ephraim pearce Bought 

of Vallentine Whittman It being y* sd whittman's fifty Acree share 
the Land bovndlng on y® Southestenie part partly with y* Land of Jonathan 
Sprauge, & partly with y® Land of Richard Arnold, on y* South =: westeme part 
with y* Land of Stephen Dexter (deceased,) on y® northwestern part with y* 
Common, and on y* north Easteme part, partly with y* Land of William Blax- 
ton : (deceased,) and partly with y® Land of y® aforesd Ephraim pelrce ; The sd 
Twenty five Acrees of Land beglning at a small white oak tree being a boundery 
of y* Land of y* aforesayd Ephraim & soe to range aboute south, south = east to 
y* Land of the aforesd Sprauge, and soe by y® sd Sprague's Land to y® Land of 
Richard Arnold, and to range aboute westerly by y* sd Arnold's Land to y* Cor- 
ner Tree of y® Land of Stephen Dexter (deceased,) and from y* sayd Corner : to 
range aboute north north west to y* north Easterly Comer Bound of y* Land of 
y* aforesd Stephen dexter (deceased,) and from y* sd Corner, to range aboute 
easterly to a white oake tree marked, with stones aboute it ; Jt being y" northwest- 
erne Corner Boimd of y* Land of y® sd William Blaxston (deceased.) Retum'd 

to y* Towne This ^V}" of October i679: / f me William Hopkins Survey':./ 

[34] Heare followeth y® Enroulment of A Deed Signed Georg way 

As ffolloweth — 
Providence y® first Day of Aprill 1664 : / 

Know all men by these p'sents, That I George | way | of provi- 
Georgeway dencc Planter In y" Narragansett Bay Have Sould vnto Thomas 

hill flAAfl 

toTho: Walling of providence Planter a small pelce of Land y* was Layd 

Walling. Qut Last vnto George way. The Land Lyeing on y* South Side of 

Thomas Walling's three = score = Acor Lott, Being bovnded with A 
range Tree of y* sd Thomas Wallings the Tree Is A white Oake ; on y® north 



[50] 

side, the Land is booiided with a Six Acor Lott of Stephen Northuppe being 
marked with a Black Oake ; on y* west side with A Chessnutt ; on the East Side 
with A white oake ; This Land John Browne Layd out vnto George way, & y* 
sd George | way | for Consideration in hand have Sould vnto Thomas Walling his 
heires Assignes for ever. And y* y* sd George way his heires Executors Admin- 
istrate never for to Trouble, Mollest y* sd Thomas Wallinge or any of his. And 
for y* true performance heareof, I sett to my hand and Seale y^ day & yeare 
Above written. 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered 

in y® p'sence of vs. ) of 

Edward jnman. > Tlie marke X George way. L. S. 

John Mowey. ) 

The Endorsment. 

George way did (vpon y* twenty Eight day of January: iBJg:) Acknowledge 

in y* face of y® Towne meetting y* y* jnstrum* : written on y* other side was 

his reall act & deed. And y* y" sd way doth disclame any Right for himself e or 

his lieires to y* sd Land : 

Before me John Whipple Assistant 

' Soo in V 

Towne booke Ilccordcd with ye Towne's Consent.* 

of ye entry Qu y« first day of ffeb : ICyU 

of Towne acts. •' •' » " 

Andinye3i«h: "^ me DauicU | Abbott I Towne Gierke 

pajije thereof./ 

[36] Mi^y the : 16^** : 1(»80 Layd out unto Joseph Woodward on 
The record the Right that lie hath Received of severall persons in this Towne 
wot^iTartis ^^^ providence as the Records make mention, forty nine Acres, 
iiind Twelve Acora of it is Layd out in a Valley, on pautuckett River, 

Jt being north = Easterly from the now Dwelling house of John 
pray, And it is Bounded on y* north Easterne side with pautuckett River, and 
on y® south westerne side with the Comon, , and it being a hill all alonge that 
side which is that side boundes of it, and at the South Easterne End with the 
Comon, and the north Westerne End with y® Comon, And the foure Corners are 
Bounded with hcapes of stones ; Also thirty Seauen Acres of land more layd out 
unto Joseph Woodward neere unto this Valey it being Seaven Score and sixteene 
poles in leangtli north Westerly, and South Easterly, and forty poles Broade 
at I both I Ends, And the Bounds at the fower Comners are heapes of stones, the 
South Westerne side Bounded partly with y® land of Ephraim pray, and partly 
with y* land of Thomas Hopkins Jun% And all this forty and nine Acres was layd 
out by the Eighteene foot pole, by me Arthor ffenner Serveior the Day and Yeai*e 
above Writen placcied upon Record, by and with y* Townes Consent, february 
the ninetenth : 1682 : As Attest John Whipple jun! Gierke 



[51] 

Whereas in the 213 & 214*** pages of this booke there Standeth Recorded an 
agreement betweene Robert Kilton & Pardon Tillinghast of this Towne of Provi- 
dence Concerning a house & land which agreement | was | by way of a Mort- 
gage The which said Record, Agreement, or Mortgfage the said Pardon Tilling- 
hast hath declared to be wholy annuU & voyd being so made by y* sd Pardon 
Tillinghast as appeares by a writeing under his hand directed to Tho : Olney 
Towne Clark | of Providence | desireing it might be Entred upon Record ; A 
Coppye thereof is as flfolloweth; or at least the words of the sd writeing are 
inserted as followeth. / 

To M' Thomas Olney Towne Clarke for Providence 

Whereas there is Record made of & agreement by way of Mortgage betweene 
Robert Kilton & myselfe about his house & land, vpon a further agreem' : with 
him, I doe by these lines make it Null & Voyd, & desire may be Entred also in 
the Records : / October SO'^ 1695 Pardon Tillinghast. 

Recorded ffebruarey y* 3** : 169§. 

f Tho : Olney Towne Clarke 

[36] Heare follow y* Enrolem* of a deed Signed John Lippett. As 
ffoUoweh 

Be it Knowne vnto all men by these p^sents. That I John Lippett of Warwick 
in y* CoUony of Providence Plantations in the Narragansett Bay in New =: Eng- 
land ffor a valuable Sume of money payd vnto me by Arthur ffenner juhabitant 
of y* Towne of providence in y® Collony aforesd; of which Sayd Sume I y* 
aforesd John Lippett doe acknowledge y® recept And have Sould vnto y* aforesd 
Arthur ffenner all my | saj'^d | Right, Claime, and title in all my Lands and mead- 
dows within the Towneshippe of providence with a full Right in Comon Equall 
with any other purchasser within y' Towne Shippe of providence; only haveing 
Reserved one five Acre Lott, and Three Acrees of meaddow; all my other 
Landes and Conionage As one of the purchassers in providence, I y* aforesayd 
John Lippett have already received full Sati faction in hand, And have Sould vnto 
the sayd Arther ffenner to be his owne, true, prop^ : , and Lawfull =: jnheritance for 
himselfe and his heires for Ever. Quietly & peaceably to Enjoy, vse and possess, 
without at any time the hinderance, Molestation, or Trouble of me the sayd John 
Lippett, my heires. Executors | my | Administrators | or | Assignes And doe 
alsoe by these p'sents binde my selfe, ray heires, Execuf: my Administrat" and 
Assignes at all times to save & keepe harmelesse the sd Arthur ffenner, his heires. 
Executors, Administrators, & Assignes from all Rights, Titles, Claimes, hinder- 
ances, Molestations, and Troubles w*^** shall at any time be Layd vnto y® premises, 
or any part, or percell thereof by any person or persons, Claimeing or to Claime, 



By virtue of any other Bargaine, Sayle, Embezelment, Morgage at any time made 
by me, or of any person, Either for, by, Through or vnder me; And doe also 
Binde myselfe, my heires | my | executors, my Administrators, or Assignes for to 
secure y* aforesd Arthur flfenner, his heires, his Administrators, Executors, or 
Assignes from all Dowries, joyntures. Thirds, & jntailes ; jn wittnesse whereof 
I y* aforesd John Lippett have sett to my hand (in y® presence of:) in y* yeare 
of o' Lord, This twenty Seaventh of Aprill, one Thousand, Six hund fifty and 
two. 

Signed, and delivered 

in y* presence of — 

Hugh Bewitt The Mark X of John Lippett 

Henry Browne 

• See in y* 

34u»:pageof Eurolcd w*** y® Townes Consent* And on first day of Aprill: 

yo Towne 'pQf\ 

booke. of ye lOOU. 

Kntryof Towne By me Danicll Abbott Towne Gierke. 

orders. / 



[37] Heare ffolloweth y® Enroulment of A Testimony of Henry Browne. 

Henry Browne Aged fifty five yeares Being Engaged According 
Henry to Law Tcstietli As ffolloweth 

Testimony. That my hand is Subscribed A wittnesse vnto A deed bareing 

date Aprill y® Twenty Seaventh & in y® yeare of our Lord one 
Thousand Six hundred fifty & two, in w®** sayd deed is Expressed 

That John Lippett of warwicke Sould vnto Arthur ffenner of providence all 
his Right Jn providence in all his Landes & Comonage Equall w*** any other pur- 
chasser Excepting only one share of meadow & one five Acre Lott: And I y® 
sayd henry Browne Saw John Lippett of warwicke Signe this Deed, And I y* 
sayd Henry Browne putt my Name A wittnesse vnto that Deed : And I alsoe 
Alsoe Affirme, that Hugh Buett putt his Name Alsoe a wittnesse to that Deed 
at y* time. 

And ffurther this deponant Saith not. 

Taken upon Engagement this Twenty one day of Aprill : i680: / 

Before me John Whipple Assistant. 

•See in yo auh 
pa{^ of y« 

Towne bw>ke Entered vpon Record with y* Townes Consent.* Vpon v* 26*'' 

:VZTLs of Aprill : 1080 : / 

& orders/ ' '^ DauicU Abbott Towne Gierke. 

In ye 
Mergent. / 



[ 53 ] 

Land formerly layd out and Bounded ; Veued againe & revised 
the record June y* : 3**: 1682 A ware house lott to providence Williams 

wuij^nis which should by Grant have bene forty foot wide but y* land would 

^**»^^»" bare it, it is therefo but thirty foot wide; and a little y* more in 

liouse 

lott length to the streete ward then other wise it should have beene, by 

reason whereof the Towne streete at that place, is a little short of 
being fower poles wide ; The North East Corner of the sayd providence Williams 
his ware house being the north East Comer of the lott, And soe to range South 
thirty foote, And soe to carry that Breadth Westward to the Sea Cannill ; Jt 
Adjoyneing to the South Side, of Epenetus olney his Ware house lott- Revised 
by Thomas olney and William hopkins Serveiors 

Voated to be recorded by and with y* Townes Consent, June y* : 5^^ : i682 
and recorded may the forth : 1683 : by me John Whipple junr : Gierke — 

• 

[38] Heare followeth y* Euroulment of A Deed Signed John Crossman. 

This Deed wittnesseth That I John Crossman of Newport on 
jooCrosman'B Roadjslaud in y® Collony of Roadjsland and providence Plantations 
Walter Clarke. Marriner : Haue for Seaverall good Causes & Considerations mov- 
ing me there vnto. Have Bargained & sould & doe for my selfe, my 
heires, execut", Administrato""*, & Assignes make over Bargaine and sell for 
forty shillings in silver in hand payd all my Right of Land in y® Towncshippe 
of providence in y* Collony aforesayd : To John Easton and Walter Clerke for 
y* use and Benneffitt of the people called Quakers in sd Roadjsland & theire 
Successors: with all prievelledges & Appurtenances what Soe Ever, as, fences 
I or I fencing Stuffe, house or Ruinge of liouse or Stones to Builde with being 
vpon or on y* shore side of y® sayd Land : with all & singular y* abovesd Convein- 
ances. As it Ley at a place Called Co w= cove Cheifely bovnded vpon y® Sea or 
River; which sd Land soe Bovnded, with y® sd prieveledges ; I doe afirme my 
selfe to be y* just & Lawfull owner ; and doe therefore for Ever, warrant vnto y® 
sd John Easton & Walter Clerke & theire foresd Successers against me, my 
heires. Execute", Adrainistraf*, and Assignes that may, or shall make any Clayme 
by, or vnder me. 

Jn Wittnesse whereof, I haue heare vnto sett my hand & Scale tliis Seaventh day 
of y* Month called December 1677 ; And in y® Raigne of King Charles y* Second — 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered 

in y* presence of vs. The marke X of John Crossman L. S. 

Walter Newbury 
Thomas Eaton 

•See in y 
AV^ page of ye 

ntowne Booke Rccorcd By & with y® Townes Consent.* October 1680 : 

of r Entry gy D^n: Abbott Towne Clerke 

of Tbwne •^ 

orden. 



[64] 

[39] Ileere followeth y* Enroulement of A Deede Signed & Sealed By 
Stephen Arnold Asstant: and Daniell Abbott Towne Gierke. 

To all Persons to whome these presents shall Come ; Wee y* free 
D«e<rtom>- Jnhabitants of y* Towne of providence in y* CoUony of Road=: 
aemence. jsland & providcncc plantations in New England in Amarica being 

purchassers Send Greetting Know yee that wee y* sd free Jnhabi- 
tants for & in Consideration of y^ true & just Sum of Ten Shillings in hand all 
ready well & truely payd before y* Sealeing & Delivery of these p'sents by 
Thomas Clemence of y* Towne & CoUony aforesd, The receipt whereof we doe 

heare Acknowledge & thereof & therewith doe owne our selves to 
Sec fn page \yQ fully sattisficd Contented & payd: Haue Granted, Alined, 

41 of the Town -^ ^ '^ i 

book of the Enfeoffed Bargained & Sold, and by these presents for vs our heires, 
Act7/order»" Executo'% and Administrat" doe fully Clearely, & Absolutely, 

Grant, Alien, Enfeoflfee Bargaine Sell, & Confirme vnto y* aforesd 
Thomas Clemence & his heires, and Assignes for Ever. A Small Tract of Land 
r^ieing & being in y* aforesd Towne and a Little in distance westerly from his 
now dwelling, being in esteemation three Acrees more or Less, Bounding on y* 
South with y* Land which was formerly in y® possession of Robert Williams of 
this sayd Towne, on y* North with Land formerly in y* possession of Richard 
Scott now deceased, on y* East with y® Land w**** y* sd Thomas Clemence now 
dwelleth vpon, & on y' west with Land formerly in y* possession of Benedict 
Arnold (now deceased) Bovnded on y® North westerne Corner with a Black oak 
tree marked on four sides; on y* South westerne Comer with white oak tree 
marked on foure sides ; on y® South Easterne Corner with with a Black oak Tree 
marked on foure sides : being alsoe a Bovndery of y* Sayd Benedict Arnold his 
Land y* was ; and on y* north Easterne Corner with a Black oak tree marked on 
four sides, the sd Tree being Lately cutt downe, the sayd Thomas Clemence to 
Haue and to Hold y* sd Land & all & Singular y® premises above by these p'sents 
granted vnto y® sd Thomas Clemence & his Heires & Assignes for Ever, to y* 
only proper use & best behoofe of him y® sd Thomas Clemence and his Heires & 
Assignes for Ever ; And we y* sd Jnhabitants purchassers of y* sd To\vne, for vs 
our Heires, Executors & Administrat" Doe heareby Covenant, promise. Grant, 
and agree to & with y® sd Thomas Clemence and his Heires, & Assignes for Ever, 
that y® sd Land Land above by these Granted now be and for Ever heareaf ter shall 
be, & remainc vnto y* sd Thomas Clemence and his Heires & Assignes Clearely 
acquitted, Exoncred & discharged of & from all other Gifts, Grants, Leases, 
joyntures, Dowers, thirds, or any other Title Claime, jntrest. Demand, or Jncom- 
brance what soe ever, had made suffered or done, or to be had made suffered or 
done by vs any or Every of vs, the sd jnhabitants purchassers of y* sd Towne 
our Heires or Assignes, or any person or persons by our meanes, title Consent or 



[55] 

procurement. And we y® Jjcl jnhabitants being purchassers, y* sd Land and all 
& Singular the premises above by these presents Granted, vnto y* sd Thomas 
Clemence & his heires, Assignes, Against vs or any of vs our Heires & Assignes, 
shall & will warrant & for Ever Defend by these presents. Jn Wittness where of, 
[40] Jn Wittnesse whereof according to our Towne oider, we doe in our behalfes 
Cause one of our Generall Assistants & our Towne Gierke to sett to theire handes 
& Seales. This Twenty Seaventh day of July one Thousand Six hundred and 
Eightty, And Thirty Second yeare of his Majesties Kaigne Charles y* Second ect 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered 

in y* presence of vs 

John Whipple jun' : Stephen Arnold Assistant L. S. 

Richard Arnold Daniell Abbott Gierke L. S. 



•Se in 7« 41Ui 
page of y 
Towne booke 
of y Entry 



Recored by & with y* Towne's Consent.* Novemb': y* first, i(>80 : 
of Towne ' ^ Daniell Abbott Towne Gierke 

ftCtSA 

orders:/ 

Heere foUoweth y* Enroulm^ of Deede Signed & Sealed William Parke. 

Know all men by these p'sents, That I. William Park of Roxbury 
Park's Deed jjj yo Coyntv of Suffolk in New England for & in Consideration of 

To Thornton. j j o 

one hundred pounds Lawfull money of New England to him Secured 
in y* Law to be payd by by John Thornton of providence in y* GoUony of Road 
jsland & providence Plantations, have therefore Given Granted bargained Sould 
Aliened Enffeoflfed Sett over & Confinned & by these p'sents doth freely fully & 
Absolutely Give Grant bargaine Sell Enfeofifee Sett over & Confirme vnto him 
y* sd John Thornton all y* his Messuage Tenement or percell of Land Lying Sit- 
uate & being in y** Towneshippe of providence aforesd Containeing by esteema- 
tion Three hundred Acres part vpland & part meadow be the same more or 
Less. I & is y* Moetie of Six hundred Acres more or Less | & was Late purchassed 
by y* sd park of Joseph Wise of Roxbury aforesd as by deed of y® Same may 
more fully appeare hearewith delivered vnto y** sd Thornton, & is butted & 
bovnded by y* Land of Thomas Borden North by y® remaineing Lands of y* sd 
Joseph Wise South by y® Land of Hugh Buett East & by y* Towne Land on y* 
west to-gather with all prievildiges & appurtenances to y® same belonging or in any 
wise appertaineing togfather with y*" one lialfe of all Towne previlidges Common- 
ages & Rights by the sd Joseph Wise purchassed of \P John Sayles & of him Con- 
veyed to y* sd Parke his heires «& Assignes as by Endorsment of sd Deed will 
appeare. To have and to hold the al)ove granted & bargained Land be y* Same 
More or IjCSS with all Rights & appurtenances vnto him y® sd John Thornton his 



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heires & Assignes to be viito his & their owne proper use behoofe & Beneffitt for 
ever And y* sd William park for him selfe heires Executo's Admiuistrato" doth 
heareby | further | Covenant promise & Grante to & with y* sd John Thornton his 
heires Executo"* Administrato" Assignes that he y* sd park now is & at y* Enseal- 
ling & Delivery heareof shall stand & be Lawfully & Truely Seized of and in y* 
sd Land a good Estate of Jnheritance & hath in himselfe good Rightfull power & 
LawfuU Authority y* Same to Sell | convey | & Assure in maner and forme 

aforesd & yt y* same is free & quiett from all manner of former or 
«of th*^ other Guifts grants bargains Sales Mortgages or other Jncumbrances 
book for Entry [41] Jncumbrances had made or done or Suffered to be done by him 
and^^rt*"*' X* ^^ William Park his Attumey, or Assignes but that y« sd John 

Thornton his heires & Assignes may for ever heareafter peaceable 
have hold occupy possesse & enjoy y* same without y^ LawfuU Lett Suite Molest- 
tation Eviction or Ejection of him y* sd William Parke his heires Executo" 
Administrato", or any other person or persons Claymeing Right Title or jnterest 
to y* same or any part thereof by from or vnder him or them or any of them ; 
And for y* sd Thornton's further Security & quiett possession Doth hearewith 
Deliver such other writtings and Scripts as are in his hands referring to y® Same 
& promise to doe such further Acts as are Neccessary in y® Law for y* quiet pos- 
session of y* sd Thornton in y® premises heareby Conveyed at y® Chai-ge of sd 
Thornton. 

Jn Wittnesse whereof y® sd William Park hath heare vnto sett his hand & 
Scale This Twentieth Seaventh Day of Aprill one Thousand Six hundred & 
Eighty, & Thirty Second yeare of his Majesties Raigne Charles y* Second &c. / 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered William Park. L. S. 

in y* p'sents of vs : 

William Carpenter 

John Whipple jun' : 

• See in y« 

Townebooke Recorded by & with y* Townes Consent.* And Compared & 

To^e^rdL'*' Examined This 6^»» Day of January iM^: / 
&4iu»page By Dan: Abbott Towne CI : 

thereof. / 

Here is y* Enrolment of a Deed Signed & Sealed by Jeremiah Rhoades, As 

ffoUoweth 

To all people before whome these p'sents shall Come, Jeremiah 

Jeremiah Rhoadcs of pautuxctt withiii y* Towne = shippe of providence in 

higdeed y* CoUouy of Rhoadjslaud & providence Plantations in New =: 

vntoDanieii Encfland, Eldest son & heire of Zachariah Rhoades of Pautuxett 

Abbott. / * o » 

aforesd (Deceased) Sendeth Greetting. 



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Know Yee That whereas I y® sd Jeremiah Rhoades for a valuable Consider- 
ation in hand well &> truely payd vnto me by Daniell Abbott of providence in y* 
CoUony aforesd or good Security for y* payment thereof, Did vpon y* fifteenth 
day of y* month of March Last past, then Bargained with, & Sould vnto y* Sayd 
Daniell Abbott his heires & Assignes for ever, A full Right of Comoning in y* 
aforesd Towne of "providence, & in all y® Landes belonging therevnto Equall with 
any other of that Towne'smen ; the w**** Right of Comoning my deceased father 
Zachariah Rhoades in his Life time obtained of Edward jnmau of y" aforesd 
Towne of providence, who obtained y* Same of Jeams Bradish, who Bought it of 
one Richard Ozbone, who Bought it of Adam Goodwin formerly of providence 
being one of theire Number of Purchassers ; The w®** jnterest my sd father by 
his Last will disposed of unto me y® sd Jeremiah Rhoades ; I say for full Satis- 
faction Received as a boue exprest, haue passed away all y® aforesd Right p( 
Comoning. with all my Right jnterest and Title therein, alsoe with all there vnto 
appertaineing as prieveledges benefitts & proffetts what soever, that may or shall 
from this present day forward arise, or be, by virtue of y® aforesd Right of Comon ; 
with in y* bovndes of y® aforesd Towne or in any of y* Landes belong vnto y* 
sayd Towne without y** bovndes fixed [42] fiixed by y® Towne ; I say I haue 
passed away from my selfe & my heires vnto y* sayd Daniell Abbott both for him 
selfe & his heires. To haue and to hold as his or either of theire Lawf uU inherit- 
ance forever ; & doth heareby binde myself e, my heires, my Executo", my Admin- 
istrator & Assignes at at all times to saue & keepe harmelesse y® sayd Daniell 
Abbott his heires executora Administrato" & Assignes from all hinderances Moles- 
tations, Jncumbrances, Rights Claymes Titles, or any Clayme else what soever y* 
shall at any time be Layd vnto y® p'mises or any part or percell thereof, by any 
persons or pei'son what soever Claymeing or Lawfully to Clayme by virtue of any 
other Bargaine, Sale, jmbazelment, Gift or Morgage w*^** hath, or at any time 
shall be made by y* heires execute" Administrato" or Assignes of my Deceased 
father Zachariah Rhoades, or y" heires Execute" Administrate" or Assignes of 
y* sayd Edward jnman, or any other person by, through or vnder him ; As alsoe 
from any Clayme that shall, or at any time may arise, or be Layd vnto y® p'mises 
or any part thereof by y* aforead Adam woodwin, Richard ozbone, Jeams 
Bmdish, & theire heires Execute" Administrate" & Assignes, or of any person by 
or through them ; And y* y* sayd Daniell Abbott his heires Execute" Adminis- 
trate" and Assignes at, & from y* above mentioned day of y* Bargained p'mises, 
standeth truely Seazed & possessed there with as y' most RightfuU inheritor 
thereof w^**out any Conditions, Limittations, use, or any other thjng to pass 
I olter I or change y® Same, And for y® sd Abbotts further Security & quiett pos- 
session, doth heare with deliver Such other writtings & Scripts as are in my 
handes refering to y® Same, & promise to do^ such further acts as are necessary 



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in y* Law for y" quiet possession of y® sd Abbott in y® [)'inises heareby Conveyed 
at y* Charge of y® Sayd Abbott; And I y* sayd Jeremiah Rhoades with | the 
free | & voUentary Consent of Maudlin Rhoades my now wife my heires Exec- 
uto" Administrato" & Assignes for ever, that y* sayd Land & interest & all & 
Singular y* p'mises above by these p'sents granted, now be and for ever here- 
after shall be & remaine vnto y® Sayd Daniell Abbott, his heires & Assignes 
Clearly acquitted Exonorated & discharged of & from all other gifts grants Leases 
joyntures Dowers Thirdes jntayles, or any other Title Clayrae jnterest or demand 
what soever, against me my heires & Assignes, shall & will for . ever defend by 
these p'sents: Jn wittnesse whereof, I doe heare vnto sett my hand & Scale, This 
nineteenth day of Aprill in y* yeare one Thousand Six hundred & Eighty one. 

Memorandum before these p'sents were Signed & Sealed It is vnderstood, 
that jr® Right of y* fifty Acree Division in y* Second Divission, is Concluded 
envolved in y® above bargained p'mises ThLs being a reviseall, & a Confirmation 
of y* Sayd Bargaine made with y® Sayd Abbott y* fifteenth of March Last past 
Signed Sealed, & delivered Jeremiah Rhoades L. S. 

in y* p'sence of vs — 

Edward London — 

John Walling — 

•See in ya Recorded by & with y* Townes Consent X. / And Compared & 

63 page of ye j j i u 

Townbooke Examined This 22*** day May i681 : / 
To^e'^iu' °' f l^an : Abbott Towne CI. 



[43] Heare followeth y* Enroulement of a writeing Signed Maudlin Rhoades 
Att Pautuxett this 17*** day of AEarch : 168 J : Now in a straight of time this 
being thought to be Requisitt : 

This writeing may declare to all persons whome it may Conceme, That 
whereas my Husband Jeremiah Rhoades hath by a deed of Sale made over & 
passed away from himselfe & his a full Right of Conioning within y* Towne of 
providence as it Ls in y" sd Deed expressed vnder his hand & Scale bareing date 
ye j5th (lay of this jnstant month March 168 J: And I Maudlin Rhoades his 
wife, not then being p'sent at y* makeing | of ( the deed aforesayd vnto Dan : 
Abbott of providence in y* Collony of Rhoadjsland and providence Plantations 
in New = England: I y® sd Maudlin Rhoades wife to y* sd Jeremiah Rhoades 
of Pawtuxett in y® Collony aforesayd, Doe heareby manifest my Assent & Con- 
sent to what my sayd Husband Jeremiah Rhoades hath done in y® mentioned '^ 
p'mises ; and doth freely & vollentarily Resigne vp my Thirdes in y® Bargaine 
& Sale of y* sd Right of Comoning. which my | sd | husband hath passed away 



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from him selfe & his, vnto y* Hd Daniel Abliott his heires & Assignes for ever. 
Wittnesse my hand & Seale y* day <fc yeai-e alx)ve sayd — 

of 
The Mark X Maudlin Rhoades — L. S. 
Signed, Sealed, and delivered 
in y* p^sence of vs — 

Jeremiah Rhoades, Husband to y® sd Maudlin Rhoades. — 
John Wallinge — 



* See in the 

83 page Recorded by & with y* Town's Consent.* And Compared & 

^ke^fT.'' Examined This 22*»> day of May 1681 : 
Entry of ^ Dauiell Abbott Towne CI : 

Towne acts. 



Whereas o' Towne at theire quarter meeting upon y* : 27**" : day 
^Y^^^ of Aprill last past, then Granted upon y* Request of Capt Richard 

Smiths his Smith (as an Attorney to Christopher Robberts) : That y* Boundes 

toDan Abbott ^^ y* ^^S^^ ^^ fourc Acrcs of Land (formerly layd out unto 

Thomas Robberts of this Towne of providence (now Deaceased) in 
Lue of a shaire of meaddow, lieing by my Land in providence neck may be 
Revised and Settled ; the which accordingly was performed upon y^ : 18*** day of 
y* month of may in this present yeare 1681 .as ffolloweth : The sayd Land lieth 
in leangth, Easterly and Westerly forty poles ; Bounding on y* northerly side 
with y* Land in y* possession of me Arthur ffenner ; on y* Southerly side with 
a high Way: and on y* East End and West End with y* Townes Comon. my 
Southwest Corner bound (being a heape of stones) is jr® northwest Comer 
Boundes thereof ; and from thence to range Southerly forteene poles unto a little 
fflattish Rock (with a heape of stones upon it) being close by, on y® north side 
of sayd highway, being for y* South West Corner boundes thereof ; and soe to 
range Easterly (y* sd length thereof) by y* high Way Side unto a Little Black 
oake Tree marked on two sides (standing Close by on y* Easterly side of y® pres- 
ent Cart passage) being for y* South Easterly Corner boundes thereof, and from 
thence to Range northerly Eighteene poles unto a Walnutt tree marked on two 
sides for y* northeast Corner Boundes (to be at y' end) the Breadth thereof, the 
sayd fower Acres of land being layd out by y® Eighteene flfoott pole, be it more 
or less, within y® Boundes fixed, 

•seeiny* Returned to y* Towne this: 6***: day of June 1681: *^' me 

To^B^ok' Arthur ffenner Serueior: Recorded by and with y" Townes Con- 
of ye Entry sent:* this twenty sixth day of July 1681 by me John Whipple 

of y* Towne . ^11 

Act.. junr Clerk 



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[44] Here followeth y** Enroulment of a Deed, Signed, & Sealed William, 
Harris 

This Jndenture Wittneseth This tenth day of Novem, one 
the record thousan six hundered, & seuenty And in y* two & twentieth yeare 

of Andrew i */ j */ 

harrishis of of his Majesty Charles y® second King of England Scottland 

hiTfathe^ ffrance & Jreland i&c — That I William Harris of providence & 

patuxcett in y* Narrowganset Bay in New England in America 
I & I Vpon Good Consideration had of y® Wellfare of my Eldest son Andrew 
Harris & for his Comfort in this present frayle life I ffreely give & grant to possed 
& asure him of & in one hundred & fifty Acres of land Contayneing both vpland 
& lowland with all y* I have | layd out | on a house Builte thereon, The sd land 
lying on both sides of pachaset Riuer Eight Acres on y* north east side, & | one 
Hundred | forty & two Acres on y® Southwest Side of y* sd Riuer Bounded with 
marked trees & stakes, which sd land was Granted to me by y® proprietors of 
patuxett in Consideration of my Grant to Each of them of y* like quantity of 
Land which sd land with other lands were first Granted | by | Conounycus and 
Meantenomea The Cheife Sachems & princes of Narrowgansete & since Confirmed 
by theyr Succesors, which sd hundred & fifty Acres of land for & vpon y® foresd 
Consideration I ffreely Giue & Grant to my sd Son with all my Cost Expended 
on y* sd house & all Apui-tenances on or in y** sayd land, And after the Death of 
my sd son y® sd house & land shall Desend acording to y* Tenure of Gauellkind 
to 'be Equally Deuided Among y® Heirs male of his Body lawfully to be Borne 
to him. And if it soe Come to pas y* my sd son have but one Heire male of his 
body lawfully borne to him then shall y^ sd house & land desend to such male 
Heir, But if he have noe male Heire then shall y® sd house & land Desend to his 
Heirs ffemales of his Body lawfully to be Boriie to him, to be Equally deuided 
among them, But if it soe come to pas y* he haue only an heire ffemale of his 
Body lawfully borne to him then shall y® sd house & Land. Desend to such sd 
ffemale Heire of my sd son. And in like maner after y* deaths or Death of my 
sd sons Heirs or heire males or male ffemales or ffemale y* sd house & land shall 
Desend succesively Througheout they Generations ; Never y® less provided That 
if my sd son Dy & leave a Widdow y* then his sd Widdow Duering her Naturall 
life shall Jnjoye y® Third part of y* sd Inheritance as such sd Widdowes Joynt- 
ure therein & her Widdow Right, And likewise Every widdow of Every male 
Heire of my sd son hereafter y* may be widdow or widdowes of him or them shall 
injoye a Third part of such sd Heire her husbands Jnheritance therein or thereout 
according to his or there part or portion thereof Duereing such sd lawfuU wid- 
dowes natui-eall life provided allsoe y* if my | sd | Eldest son Andrew Harris dy 
and leave no heirs nor heire of his Body lawfully Borne to him nor any lawfully 
begotten by him though Borne After his Death That then y® sd house & land 



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shall deseml to my youngest Son Tolleration Harris, & after his death to y* 
Heires male of his Body lawfully to be Borne to him Equally to be deuided 
amoDge them, but if it soe Come to pas y* my sd son have but one Heire male of 
his Body lawfully borne to him, Then shall y* sd house & land Desend to such 
I sd I male Heire of my sd son, But if he haue noe male Heirs then shall y* sayd 
house & land desend to his heirs iTemales of his body lawfully to be borne to him 
to be Equally deuided among them ; but if it soe come to pas y* he haue only an 
heire ffemale of his Body lawfully borne to him then shall y® sd house & land 
desend to such sd ffemale heire of my said son. And in like maner after y^ 
Deaths or Death of my sd sons Heires or Heire males or male ffemales or ffemale 
The sd house & land shall desend ssuccesively Through out ther Generations, 
never y* les provided y* if my sd son dy & leave a widow y* then his sd Widow 
Dureing her naturall life shall injoye a Third part of y* sd Jnheritance as such sd 
Widowes Joynture therein & her widow Right [45] Right, And likewise Every 
Widow of Every male heire of my sd son hereafter y^ may be Widow or Widowes 
of him or them shall Jnjoye a third pai-te of such sd Heire her Husband's inheri- 
tance therein or thereout according to his or there part or portion thereof dureing 
such sd (law full Widowes) natrurall life ; further more I Giue and Grant unto 
my sd son Andrew Harris & to his such fore sd Heires alike Valluable Entayle Jn 
a house & land of like Valine with y* fore sd which I shall Give & Grant to my 
Youngest son Tolleration & his Heires in Consideration of my sd son Tolleration 
his Entayle & his Heires to y® premeses I have herein granted to my son Andrew & 
his Heires which shall bee axspresed in my Grant to be Given to my sd youngest 
son as herein is axspresed in my Grant to my Eldest Son But if it soe Come to 
pass y* neither of my sd Sons have any Heire male nor ffemale as aforesd borne 
to them nor neither of them nor lawfully begotten thoughe Borne after Either of 
theyr Deaths. That then y® sd house & land herein Given and Gmnted to my 
son Andrew, & another of y® like Valine to be Gmnted to my son Tolleration, 
shall Desend to my three Daughters, namely Mary y® wife of Thomas Borden 
And Susanna y® wife of Ephi-aim Carpenter, & Ilowlong Harris, & to theyr 
Heires ffemales of theyr Bodys lawfully borne or to be Borne to any of them ; 
Equally to be Deuided first among my sd Daughters & after theyr Deaths to be 
Deuided as ffolloweth, after y® Death of my Daughter Mary her part Equally to 
her Daughters, & after y® Death of my Daughter Susanna her part to her 
Daughters, Equally, & after y® Death my Daughter Howlong to her Daughters 
Equally to be devided, but if it soe Come to pass y' Either of theyre Daughters 
all Dy, or y* my Daughter Howlong have noe Daughter, then y® males or male 
lawfully borne of such my sd Daughter or Daughters shall Jnheritt ther or his 
Equall part of his or theyr mothers part to be Equally Deuided to them, And y® 
Reason why I Grant y® Sayd Entayle to my Daughters Daughters or Daughter if 



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any one of them have but one because Mary and Susanna thejT husbands have 

lands to Give to theyr Sons, & Ilowlong Vnmaryed for whonie is not yett as I 

may provide And further after y" Death of my sd Daughters theyr Daughters 

Then y' sd Jnheritance to Desend According to y* Te|a|nvre of Gavillkind y* is 

to say Equally to y* males of theyr Body lawfully Borne, & if neither males nor 

male, then tQ desend to y* ffemales or ffemale lawfully Borne of them or Either 

of them, 

Wittnes my Hand and Seale 

William Harris L. S. 
Wittnes 

Thomas Roberts his X marke 

ToUeration Harris 

placed upon Record ^' me John Whipple Junr. 

Gierke of the Towne of Providence 

[46] Laide out by order of | the | Towne of providence by Wil- 
The Record ^^^ Hopkius uuto Edward Manton, upon the Thirtee|n|th day of 
Mantons may in the yeare one Thousand Six hundred Eighty two Three per- 

huiand ^^^^ q£ jj^^^jg being in quantity Seaventy and Seauen Acres The 

which landes the sayd Edward Manton Doeth Receive of the Towne 
of providence in Exchange for sixty Acres of upland and Eight Acres and a 
halfe of Meadow which the sayd Edward Manton with the Townes Consent laide 
Downe unto Comon it being formerly laid out unto his Grand ffather Edward 
Manton Namely the sixty Acres of upland and part of the said Meadow the rest 
of the sayd Eight Acres and a halfe of Meadow was laide out in the Right of his 
flfather Shadrach Manton : the which Seaventy and Seaven Acres is Scituate and 
Bounded as followeth one percell of the sayd Lands lieing and being on the East- 
erne and Northern side of | the | fresh streams Called Wannashquatuckitt Riuer, 
being in quantety forty and Nine Acres being Bounded Westwardly with the sayd 
Riuer and with lands that the sayd Edward Manton Received of his ffather Shad- 
rach Manton aforenamed it begining at a Tree marked, on the Easterne side of 
the afore sayd Riuer neere unto the Riuer, it being from the sayd Riuer (on the 
Southern side of the sayd forty nine Acres) Sixty Eight poles upon astraight line 
Eastwardly (with some allowance in Measure be cause of the Crookedness of the 
sayd Riuer) Vnto a Tree merked for a Corner, and from the Sayd Corner north- 
wardly upon a straight line one Hundred and fower poles unto a tree merked for 
a Corner, standing on the Topp of a Hill on the northward side of a small Runn 
of water and from that and from that Corner upon a streight line Westward 
one hundred and sixteene poles unto the afore mentioned wanashquatuckett 
Riuer a Tree bemg marked very neere the Riuer for that Comer and from that 



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Corner Rainging by and Bounding with the Aforenamed Riuer, Eighteene poleft 
unto Landes belonging unto the sayd Edward Manton which lieth on the notth 
side of the sayd River, and Boundeth on the Riuer aforesayd; the Reason why 
the Northern side of this aboue mentioned forty and nine Acres Exceeds the 
south side in leangth, and that the sayd land is sayd to ly on the Easteme and on 
the north Easteme side of the Afore mentioned Riuer is Because the sayd Riuer 
within the sayd lands doeth Turne as with an Elbow: the aforementioned Sixty 
Acres of upland and the Eight Acres and a halfe of meadow before it was laide 
Doune and Exchanged as is before Exsprest was Scituate about two miles North- 
wardly from John Haukins his Dwelling and about Eight or nine miles West- 
wardly from -the Towne of providence, the Aforementioned forty nine Acres is 
Scituate aboute fowre miles Westwardly from the Towne of providence, laide out 
by the Eighteene foot pole. I Say Laide out by me William Hopkins Surveior 

Alsoe layd out by order of the Towne of providence by William Hopkins 
unto Edward Manton upon the Thirteenth Day of May in the yeare one Thou- 
sand Six hundred Eighty two : Seauen Acres of land on the Southerne and Wesfc- 
eme side of Wannashquatuckett Riuer ; and oppositt unto the Afore mentioned 
forth nine Acres Bounding as followeth Northwardly bounding with a shaire and 
a halfe shaire of meadow which belongeth unto the sayd Edward Manton : Alsoe 
Eastwardly Bounding with lands belongeing unto the sayd Edward Manton (being 
low land which his father Shadrach Manton tooke up in lue of one shaire of 
meadow and Boundeth upon the Sayd River) Southwardly the sayd Seauen Acres 
of land is Bounded with the Comon and Westwardly with the highway being in 
length [47] leangth Eastwardly from the sayd high Way Three score and six- 
teene poles and in Breadth at the West End fourteene poles: but the rest of the 
Breadth and leangth of the sayd seaven Acres is more or less as the aforesayd 
Meadow and low land in Ive of meadow at some places is Broader then at other 
parts of it, but the southerne side of the sayd Seaven Acres is straight upon a 
line from the South Westeme Corner next the high Way unto the South Easterne 
Comer next unto the Aforementioned low land both the Aforementioned per- 
cells of forty and nine Acres and this seccond of Seaven Acres were layd out by 
the Eighteene foot pole and are about fowre miles Westward from the Towne of 
providence and a bout one mile from the place Called Ventor. I Say Layd out 
by me William Hopkins Serueior. 

Alsoe layd out by order of the Towne of providence by William 
the Record Hopkings unto Edward Manton- upon the thirteenth day of May 
of Edward in the ycarc one Thousand Six hundred Eighty two, Twenty and 
Manton, ^^^ Acres of lands being scituate about three miles Westward from 

t]\e To\YT|e of providence ; bounding Westward partly with Landes 



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which Did belong unto his Grand father Edward Manton Deceased and partly 
with a small Run of water Called Ventor Brook and on the northwest with the 
sayd Brooke, and on the northerne side Bounded with the fresh streame Called 
Wannashquatuckett River; thesoutherne side with the Common Begining with a 
Tree marked at the Afore mentioned lands which did belonge unto his Grand 
father Edward Manton and is now in the possession of his father Shadrach Man- 
ton and from the sayd land upon a straight line Eastward Sixty and five poles in 
length unto a tree marked at the south Easterne Corner : and from that Comer 
on the East End fifty and two poles in Breadth upon a straight line north unto 
the aforesayd River, with a tree marked Close by the River side for that Corner, 
and by reason of the Crookedness of the Aforementioned River the sayd twenty 
one Acres is Broader at the west End and at some other parts of it then it is at 
the East End and some what longer at the northerne side then at the southerne 
side thereof, those parts of it bounding with the Brook and River as afore is 
Exsprest, and is Scituate about three miles Westwardly from the Town of provi- 
dence neere the placed Called Ventor and was layd out by the Eighteene foot 
pole. I say layd out by mee William Hopkins Serveior, 

By and with the Townes Consent, the above sayd returnes of three percells of 
land of Edward Mantons on this page and the other before were placed to record 
March the tenth one thousand Six hundred and Eighty : Ano : ; 83 by me John 
Whipple junr Clerke of the Towne of providence 

[48] The ninth day of Twelfe Moneth : 1645 ; 

Be it knowne unto all men by these p'sents that I William 
'^®i??®/** flfeilde of providence for and in Consideration of the some of five 

of William . *^ 

Carpenters pouudcs in hand received of William Carpenter of pautuxett, and 
^^^^^ for other Good Considerations moveing mee hereunto, Hath Given 

and. Granted unto the sayd William Carpenter all my proper Right, 
and Jntrest that I have in all the land lieing between the Tope of the hill and 
the fresh River called pautuxett River at pootatugock, the which land is partly 
meadow and partly upland the which I bought of Thomas James, John Throg- 
morton, and Thomas Olney, All which sayd land is now in the handes and occu- 
pation of the sayd William Carpenter to Have and to Hold; the sayd land with 
the appurtenances, Benniflitts and Commodetys thereof unto the sayd William 
Carpenter his Heires, and Asignes for Euer, and that it shall be lawfull for him 
or any of them the sayd William Carpenter his heirs, and Asignes to possess and 
Enjoye the same Landes with out any Trouble, Deniall, or MoUestation by me 
my Heirs, or Asignes, or by any other person or persons whatsoe Euer that are 
lawfully to Claime or | to | Challenge the same from me by any other Bargaine, 
or Grant formerly made or done and for the True performance of this Grant by 



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me made to the sayd William Carpenter with out any fraud or deceit, I here unto 
Subscribe my hand the day and Yeare above Written, Viz : y* : 9*** : of y* : 12*** : 
m*: 1645 

Signed, and Delivered William fifeild. 

in the presence of Viz,** 
Robert Coles 
Thomas Olney 

Enrouled Aprill y* : 12*»»: 1683: ^•^ me John Whipple ju' Clerke of provi- 
dence. 

The first day of the : 2 me.*** : 1664. 

These testifie, that I William Harris : of pautuxett, Vpon Rea- 
the record socnablc Considerations, Have sowelde unto William Carpenter of 
carpenten pautuxett fovrc Acrcs of Land or there a bovte more or less ; lieing 
his Deede ^j^ pautuxctt : oue End there of Runing out againsts Richard Water- 

man his meaddow ; This land and the Apurtenances ; I say ; I have 
sowelde : to William Carpenter aforesayd to him and his Asignes for Euer ; And 
noe other part, nor Apurtenance of land : doe I hereby selle, unto the sayd Wil- 
liam Carpenter, but the foure Acres aforesayd ; which these testifie I have soweld 
him: as aforesayd: As here I Wittness Willliam Harris 

Signed, and Deliuered in the presence of us : 

Zachary Roades 

Stephen Arnold, 

Enrouled Aprill y« : 13*** : 1683 by mee John Whipple jun' Clerke of prov- 
idence 

Be it knowne vnto all men by these pfsents that I Thomas 
o?^^mam ^l^^l^ly ^f providence in the Narragansett bay in New = England, 
cvpenter Senior, for Good Considerations mee moveing thereunto, Have sould 

^^^^^^ unto William Carpenter of pautuxett within | the | boundes afore- 

sayd All my right, Claime, and title in a percell of land which lieth 
upon the Salt River, at the farther most side of the Towne bounds next to pau- 
tuxett, haueing a highway layd out on the south side of it betweene it and the 
line, that deuideth the Towne land and the land of pautuxett. The which peice 
of land is in length on the south and north sides : 48 : polles the polls being 
alowed : 18" footes, and in breadth on the East and West sides : 80 poles And 
alsoe all the Neck of land that lieth betweene the salte riuer and the aforesayd 
land and lieth round the Cove, or betweene Sasafrax Cove, and the broad Cove, 
with a litle marsh Ground allsoe upon the sayd land w®?* I the sayd Thomas 
Olney bought of Richard Waterman, Tlie foresayd land being [49] being for- 
merly in the hands William Arnold and by him sould unto me the sayd Thomas 
Olney. And now by me sovld unto the sayd William Carpenter to Have and to 
Hold all the afore sayd land with all that doth belonge unto it, unto him his 



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Heirs and Asignes for Euer, and doe Acknowledge it to be at the sealeing and 
delivery hereof, in the Trve and lawful! possesion, of the sayd William Carpenter. 
And I doe by these presents bind in myne Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, 
at all times to save and keepe harmeles the sayd William Carpenter, his Heirs, 
and Asignes from any Trouble or charge which may ame, from or by any former 
bargaine made by mee, and from any Thirds that any can Claime by Vertue of my 
former possestion of it. And from any morguage that I have made. Jn Wittness 
hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and scale this : 2V^ of July 1659 

Sealed : and dd in the Thomas Oluey L. S. 

p^sence of us, 

Vallentine Whitman, 

James Aston 

Enrould Aprill y* : 14^** 1683 by me John Whipple jun' Towne Clerke. — 

Be it knowae unto all men by these p'sents that I Thomas Clem- 
The record ^u^ of p^vidcnce in providcncc Colloney in New = England, for 
Carpenter'* and upon Good Consideration mee moveing hereunto, have sold unto 
^^^^^ William Carpenter of pautuxett in the Colloney aforesayd, one 

p'cell of land, lieing and being in the Great Neck called pautuxett 
Neck, the sayd land being in Estemation five Acres, more or less which p'cell of 
land. Bounding on the East with the meadow of Richard Waterman, on the West 
with a highway, on the north with a p'cell of land which formerly belonged unto 
William Harris, and on y® south with a percell of land which formerly belonged 
unto John Greene Sen', All which p'cell of land being now at the sealeing here of 
in the lawfuU possession of the sayd William Carpenter, to have and to hold all 
y* sayd land, with all the App^enances there unto belonging, to him and his Heirs, 
Executors, Administrators, and Asignes for Ever, as his or either of theire law- 
full Right and Inheretance, Vpon which Good Consideration | a fore said ; | I the 
sayd Thomas Clement, Doe pimise at all times to save and keepe harmeless the 
sayd William Carpenter, from all Troubles, Charges, hindrances, Jncumbrances, 
Titls Claimes Jntrests, by and Ariseing by any former bargaine made by me or 
any person or persons Elce, Claimeing or to Clayme by any Right whatsoe Euer, 
Jn Wittness of the p'mises, and for the Trve performance thereof, with out any 
fraud or deceite, I the sayd Thomas Clement doe binde me, my Heirs, Executors, 
Administrators and" Asignes firmely by these p'sentes, Jn Wittnes hereof I have 
sett my hand and Scale this : 27*** : Jan^• 1658 

Signed, Sealed & Delivered Thomas Clemence L. S. 

in the presence of uss 

Jo"* Sayles 

Stephen Northup 
the mark of 

Thomas X Walling 



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Enrouled Aprill the : 14*** : 1683 : As Attest John Whipple Junr, Gierke of 
y* Towne of providence : Vale 

[50] To all persons to whome these presents shall Come Joseph 
the Reoord of y^'^Q ^f ^j^^ Towne of Roxburv in the County of Suflfolke, in the 

the Deed from ^^ *^ 

wiM unto Mashachusetts Collony in New = England Jn America sendeth 

suiraeu '"* ^"^ Greeting, Know Yee that I the sayd Joseph Wise for and in Con- 
scarbrough, sidcnvtion of the True and just sum of thirty pounds in currant sil- 
of soxbruy ^^^ ^j '^qw = England in hand well and Trvely payd before the 

Sealeing and Delivery of these presents, by Samuell Scarbrough of 
the Towne and Collony aforesayd, the receite whereof I Doe hereby Acknowl- 
edge, and there of and there with doe owne my selfe to be fully Sattisfied Con- 
tented, and payd. Have Granted, Aliened, Jnfeeoffed, Bargained, and Sold, and 
by these presents, for me my Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, doe fully, 
Clearely, and Absolutely Grant, bargaine, Alien, infeeoffee, Sell, and Confirme 
unto Samuell Scarbrough and his Heirs, and Asignes, for Euer, a Ceretaine Tract 
of .upland and Meadow, Jt being one forth pait of my farme, the sayd farme 
is Scituate in the Towne of providence in his Majestys Collony of Roade = 
Jsland and providence plantations in New = England,' and about fower miles in 
Distance Westward from the sayd Towne, and Containeth three hundred Acres 
certaine, the which sayd farme was | mee | by the sayd Joseph Wise purchased by 
William flfeild of y* sayd Towne of providence (Deceased) and Ajoneth partly 
with the farme of Arthor flfenner, and partly with the farme of Thomas Borden, 
(Deceased) and partly with the farme of John Thornton, all of providence. All 
which Afore mentioned forth part of the sayd farme of Three hundred Acres 
Certaine, with all the Bennifitts, priveledgs, and proffitts thereof and there unto 
belonging Whatsoe = Ever, The sayd Samuell Scarbrough, To Have and to hold 
the sayd land and Meadow, and all and singular the premises above by these 
presents Granted unto the sayd Samuell Scarbrough and his Heirs, and Asignes 
without Cousenage or fravd for Ever, to the only proper use, and l)est be hovfe of 
him the sayd Samuell Scarbrough and his Heirs and Asignes for Ever. And I the 
sayd Joseph Wise for me my Heirs, Executors, and Administrate Doe hereby 
Covenant, promise. Grant, and Agree to and with the sayd Samuell Scarbrough 
and his Heirs, and Asignes for Ever, That y* sayd upland and meadow above by 
these presents, Granted, now be and and for Ever here after shall be and remaine 
unto the sayd Samuell Scarbrough, and to his Heirs, and Asignes Clearely 
Acquitted, Exonerated, and Discharged, of and from all other Gifts, Grants, 
leases, Joyntures, Dowers, thirds, or any other Title, Claime, Jntrest, Demavnd, 
or Jncumbrance, whatso Euer, had made Suffered or done, or to be had made suf- 
fered or done by me the sayd Joseph Wise or my Heirs, or Asignes, or any per- 
son, or persons by my means. Title, Consent or procurment — And I the sayd 



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Joseph Wise the sayd upland and uieadow, and all and Singular the premisess 
above by these presents Granted, unto the sayd Samuell Scarbrovgh and lus heirs 
against me my heirs, and Asignes, Shall and will warrant and for Defend by these 
presents. Jn Wittnes whereof I doe here unto sett my hand and Seale, this 
twenty fift day of October one thousand, Six hundred, and Eighty two, and Thirty 
forth yeare of his Majestys Reign Charles the Second Ectt : 

Signed, Sealed and Joseph Wise L. S. 

Delivered, in the presence of uss 

John Whipple Junior, 

Rebekah Whipple, 

Stephen William, 

John Whipple jun' and Rebekah Whipple both | the Towne | of providence 

Did upon theire Engagements testifie upon oath as by the kings Chart or to our 

CoUony Enjoneth that they saw the above said Joseph Wise Signe, Scale, and 

Deliver, the above sayd Jnstrvement as his reall Act and deed according to the 

date above sayd, and made oath of the same before mee, upon the the Thirty day 

of the month before sayd As Attest, 

Joseph Jiencks Asistant 

Joseph wise of the tdWne and Collony above sayd, upon the Day of the Date, 
of the above sayd Jnstrvement of a bargaine of sale acording to the Trve Jntent 
of the same, to be his reall Act and Deed before us 

Joseph jiencks Astant; 

Richard Arnold Asistant, 

Recorded by and with y* Townes Consent, Aprill : the : 2*?* 1683, Enrouled 
^' me John Whiple Gierke of the Towne of providence 

[61] To all persons to Whoroe these presents shall Come, 
of^^^"* Edward Smith of the Towne of providence, in y* Collony of 
Whipple Roade= Jsland, and providence in New = England in America: 

his Deed Sendeth Greeting, know yee that I the sayd Edward Smith for 

and in Consideration of the true, and just sum of five poundes in 
Currant pay of this Collony iij hand well and truely payd before y* Sealeing and 
Delivery of these presents. By Eliazur Whipple of y* Towne and Collony afore 
sayd, The receite whereof I doe hereby Acknowledge, and thereof, and there 
with Dot^ owne my selfe fully, Sattisfied, Contented and payd. Have Granted, 
Aliened, infeeoffed Bargained, and Sold, And by these presents for me my Heirs, 
Exectors, and Administrators, Doe fully, Clearely, and Absolutely Grant, Alien 
Jnfeeoffee, Bargaine Sell, and Confirme, unto the sayd Eliazur Whipple and his 
Heirs, and Asignes for Ever, A fifuU purchase Right of Comoning in all y* now 
undevided uplands, and Meadows belonging to this Town of providence, Reach- 
ing soe farr Westward as y* Seaven mile line sett by oi*der of this Towne of prov- 
idence, and soe farr Northward, and Southward as the Bounds of y* sayd Townes 



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landes and Meadows shall Exstend, being yett undeuided, the sayd purchase 
Right of Comoning did in the originall belonge to my ffather Christopher Smith 
of this sayd Towne (now Deceased) the which he received of this Towne of 
providence as he was one of y* number of the purchasers, and was by my sayd 
ffather ffreely Given to me takeing y* Care of my Mother dureing her sayd 
Naturall life, And the sayd Eliazur Whipple To Have and to Hold the sayd Com- 
oning with all y® priviledges what soe Euer there belonging and all and Singular 
the premises above by these presents Granted unto y* sayd Eliazur Whipple and 
his Heirs, and Asignes for Ever, to the only proper use and behoufe of him the 
sayd Eliazur Whipple and his Heirs, and Asignes for Euer. And I the sayd 
Edward Smith for me my Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, Doe hereby Cov- 
enant, promise, Grant, and Agree to and with the sayd Eliazur Whipple his 
Heirs, and Assignes for Ever, that the sayd Right of Comoning aboue by these 
presents granted, now be and for Euer here after shall be and remaine unto the 
sayd Eliazur Whipple and his Heirs, and Asignes Clearely Acquitted, Exeonarated, 
and Discharged, of and from all other Gifts, Grants, leases, Joyntures, Dowers, 
Thirds, or any other Title, Claime, Jntrest, Demaund or incumbrance what so Ever 
had made, Suffered or Done, or to be had made. Suffered, or Done, by me the sayd 
Edward Smith or my ffather Christopher Smith, or my Mother, or all or any of 
uss, or our heirs, or Asignes, or of any person or persons by uss or of our meanes 
title. Consent or procurement. And I the sayd Edward Smith the sayd Right of 
Comoning and all and Singular the premises above by these presents Granted 
unto y* sayd Eliazur Whipple and his Heirs, and Asignes, against me my Heirs 
and Assignes, or y* Heirs, and Asignes of my | sayd | ffather Christopher Smith 
(Deceased) or my mother, will warrant and for Euer defend by these presents, in 
wittnes whereof I Doe here unto sett my hand and Scale, This third day of 
October one Thousand, Six hundred, and Eighty one. And thirty Third yeare 

of his Majestys Charles the Second Ectt, 

Edward Smith. L S. 
Signed, Sealed, & Delivered, 

in the presence of uss, 

Epenetus Olney 

Samuell Wilkenson 

John Whipple : Jun', 

Enrouled Aprill the : 16*** : 1683. by me John Whipple Gierke of y® towne of 

providence 

[62] To all persons to whome these presents shall Come, 
the record John Warner of y* Towne of Warwick in the CoUony of Roade = 

of Stephen "^ . , *' 

Arnolds Jsland and providence plantations in New = England in America 

^^^^ Sendeth Greeting : Know Yee that I the sayd John Warner for and 

in Consideration of the Trve and just sum of two pound', and five 



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Shillings in Currant Silver of New = England unto me in hand Well and trvely 
payd before the Sealeing and Delivery of these presents by Stephen Arnold of 
pautuxett in the Towne-Shipp of providence, The receite whereof I Doe hereby 
Acknowledge, and thereof, and there with Doe owne my selfe to be fully Sattis- 
fied Contented, & payd. Have Granted, Aliened, infeeoffed, Bargained, and Sold, 
And by these presents for mee my Heirs, Executors, and Administi-a", Doe fully, 
Clearely, and Absolutely Grant, Alien, infeeoffee, Bargaine, Sell, and Confirme, 
unto the sayd Stephen Arnold, his Heirs, and Asignes for Euer, A certaine percell 
of land Scituate lieing and being in a Little necke of land lieing Eastward of pau- 
tuxett ffalls, being the Thirtenth part of the sayd Necke, the | which | sayd necke 
is Scituate in the purc|h|ase called pautuxett in the Towne Shipp of providence 
afore Sayd, the sayd percell of land lieing upon the Southeme End of the sayd 
necke. Bounding on the Westerne part. Southern part, and Easterne part with 
the Water, and on the northerne part with a percell of land in the possestion of 
Zachariath Roades of the sayd patuxett (Deceased) As alsoe the Thirtenth part 
of a percell of land in the sayd purchase called the purchase of pautuxett afore 
sayd, Scituate neere unto the sayd Arnold' house, being Bounded round with 
Water, Called and known by the name of the Vineyard, belonging to the pur- 
chase afore sayd, the which sayd percell of Land in the sdyd Necke, And thirtenth 
part of the sayd Vine Yard Did in the originall belong unto Ezekell HoUiman of 
the afore sayd Towne of Warwick (Deceased) and fell to be my Right being heire 
to my Grand father Ezekell Holliman afore sayd. All which afore sayd peroells of 
land with all the bennifitts, priveledges, proffitts, and Apurtenances there unto in 
any wise belonging, I say, I have truely Sold unto the aforesayd Stephen Arnold 
his Heirs and Asignes for Euer, To Haue and to Hold the sayd Land and all and 
singular the premises above by these presents Granted, unto him the sayd Stephen 
Arnold and his Heirs, and Asignes for Euer, to the only proper use and best 
behoufe of him the sayd Stephen Arnold and his Heirs, and Asignes for Euer, 
And I the sayd John Warner for mee my Heirs, Executo'f, and Administra*®', 
Doe hereby Covenant, promise. Grant, and Agree, to and with the sayd Stephen 
Arnold and his Heirs, and Asignes for Euer, That the | sayd | land and all and 
Singular the premises above by these presents Granted Now be and for Euer 
here after shall be and remaine unto the sayd Stephen Arnold and his Heirs, 
and Asignes, Clearely Acquitted, Exonerated, and Discharged of and from all 
other Gifts, Grants, Leases, Joyntures, Dowers, Thirds, or any other title, 
Claime, Jntrest, Demaund or Jncumbrance what so Euer, had, made. Suffered 
or done, or to be had made Suffered or Done by me y* sayd John Warner 
or my Heirs, or Asignes, or by the sayd Ezekell Holliman or his Heirs, or 
Asignes, or any person or persons by us, or Either of our meanes Title, Con- 
sent, or procurement; A I the sayd John Warner the sayd Land and all 



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and Singular, the premises above by these presents Granted unto the sayd 
Stephen Arnold and his Heirs, and Asignes, Against mee my Heirs, and 
Asignes, or any person or persons justly Claimeing by Vertue of any title from 
the sayd Ezekell HoUiman what soever, shall and will Warrant and for Euer 
Deffend by these presents, Jn Wittnes where of I Doe here unto sett my hand 
and seale. This ninetenth day of may one Thousand, Six hundred and Eighty 
two, and thirtyeth fowerth Yeare of his Majestys Reigne Charles the second: 
Ectt: 

Signed, Sealed, and John Warner — L. S. 

Deliuered, in the 

presence of uss, 

James Blackmar, 

John Whipple : Jun', 

Memmorand the Word*, And Asignes, and the word, Sayd, on the other side 
Were Enterlined, before the Sealeing and Deliver}' of these presents, Wittnes our 
hands the Day and Yeare on the other : side Specefied : James Blackmar : John 
Whipple: Junr, 

Eurouled Aprill y«: IV^: 1683: ^' me John Wliipple Junr: Gierke 

53 Be it knowne unto all people before whom this Deed of 
the record g^^Q shall Gome that I John Joanes of the Towne of providence 

of Joseph 

Smith Deed in the GoUony of Roade = Jsland and providence plantations in 
from Jones New = England Have Bargained, Sold Enfeeoffed, Aliened, made 

ouer and Gonfirmed, and by these p'sents Doe Bargaine, Sell, 
Enfeeoffee, make ouer, and Gonfirme unto Joseph Smith of the GoUony and 
Towne Afore sayd A quantitie of land Gontaineing about four Acres the which 
sayd land belongeth unto me as I was orderly Admitted by the Sayd Towne of 
providence into a right of Acomadation of twenty five Acres of land and Gomon- 
ing, and by the Afore Sayd Towne orderly layd out unto me the sayd John Joanes, 
and is that part of my twenty fine Acre Right Gommonly Galled a house lott, 
and is Scituate and bounded as foUoweth. Jt lieing and being in the Row of 
Lotts Galled Smithffeild. bounding on the South Side with a lott now in the pos- 
sestion of John Smith Mason father to the Afore mentioned Joseph, and on the 
north with a lott in the possestion of Lawrance Wilkenson of the afore sayd 
Towne, and on the West End with the high Way or street, and at the East End 
with a high Way, the sayd lott Extending Eastwardly aud Westwardly as farr as 
the other two Afore mentioned lotts. Also my | now | Dwelling house standing 
upon the sayd Lott, I only Reserveing unto my selfe the liberty and priuelidge to 
Dwell in the sayd house Duering my life, and if I see Gause to dwell therein to 
have the use of the sayd house pecular unto my selfe and ffree Egress and regress, 

■ 
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unto and from the same. Also a quarter of my afore mentioned Right of Com- 
oning, All which Afore mentioned Lott, house, and quarter part of a Right of 
Commoning as Afore is Exsprest, I haue for full Sattisf action in hand already 
received, Well and truely payd unto mee by the sayd Joseph Smith, Truely 
Sold unto him with all the Appurtenances, Bennifitts, priveledgs, proffitts, and 
Commoditys there of and there unto belonging. And Doe by this Jnstrvement 
pass a way the same, both from my selfe and from my Heirs, unto the Joseph 
Smith both for him selfe and for his Heirs, to Haue and to Hold as his or Either 
of theire true, proper, lawfull Right and Jnheritance for Euer, quietly and peace- 
able to jnjoy, Yse and possess the same without at any time the hindrance, lett, 
trouble, moUestation, Disturbance, or Contradiction of or by mee the sayd John 
Joanes my Heirs, Executo^ Administra' or Asignes or of any person Either for, 
By through or under mee the sayd John Joanes, And that the sayd Joseph Smith 
doth at this pre = Day of the Signeing and Sealeing hereof Stand Truely and 
lawfully Seized with the sayd Lott and Comon as aforesayd and the sayd house, 
the Afore mentioned Reservation only Excepted, And I Doe also by these pres- 
ents Bind my selfe my heirs. Executors, or Administrators, ectt, to secure the sayd 
Joseph Smith his Heirs, and Asignes from any person or persons Claimeiug or to 
Ciaime by vertue of any, other Sale, Gift, Jmbazelment or mortgage made, Done, 
or Comitted by me the sayd John Joanes. This being mine owne free Vollentary 
act and Deed I Doe here unto sett my hand and Scale, This sixtenth day of Feb- 
ruary in the yeare one Thousand, six hundred, and Eighty. 

the marke of X of 

John Joanes L. S. 
Signed, Sealed & Delivered, 

in the presence of uss, 

Shadrach Manton, 

Samuell Whipple, 

John Arnold, 

Enrouled by and with the Townes Consent, Aprill, the : 28''*. 1683, As Attest 

John Whipple Junior Clerke. 

[64] To all persons to Whome these presents shall Come, 
^o^**'^ George Sheapeard of the Towne of providence in his Majestys 
waytDeede CoUouy of Roade = Jsland and providence plantations in New = 
sbM ard England in America : Sendeth Greeting : Knowe yee That I y" 

sayd George Sheapard not on a Sudent or meere motion. But 
upon Mature and Dillibrate Consideration, Have fully, freely, and Absolutely 
Given, Granted, pased away, made ouer, and Confirmed unto George Way Jnhabt 
etant of the Towne and CoUony aforesayd his Heires, Executo? and Admins-. 
trato7, And by these presents for mee my Heirs, Execute^ and Administrate", 
Doe ff ully Clearely, and Absolutely Giue, Grant, pass away, mak^i qyer : an4 



[7B J 

Confirme unto the sayd George Way his Heire, Executo^, Administra**, : and 
Assignes for Euer, All my Right, Title, and Jntrest, that Did, Doth or shall 
belonge unto mee in all the land*, and Meadowes What so Euer beyond the Seaven 
mile line ordered to be run by the afore sayd Towne, I say all my Right as a fore 
sayd in all those lands and meadows Westward beyond the afore sayd line. Reach- 
ing Westward, northward, and Southward soe farr as the Bounds or Right of 
purchase of the Towne Shipp, of the Towne of providence Doth Exstend Each 
way, by any of theire purchasses, or Confirmematations formerly to them the sayd 
Towne made, my sayd Right being a full | and equall | Right with any other of 
the number of the purchasers, All which afore mentioned Right of land' and 
meadows with all the Appurtenances, Bennifitts, priveledegs, proffitts, and 
Comoditys thereof, there on, or there unto belonging the sayd George Way to 
have and to hold the sayd land and Meadows, and all and Singular the premisess 
above by these presents Granted unto the sayd George Way his heirs. Executors, 
Administrators and Asignes for Ever, to the only proper use, and best, behovfe of 
him y* sayd George Way his Heirs, and Asignes or any, or every of them for 
Ever, And I the sayd George Sheapeord for mee my Heirs, Executors, and 
Administrators, Doe hereby Covenant, promise. Grant, and Agree to, and with 
the sayd George Way his Heirs, and Executo? Administrato", and Asignes for 
Euer, that the sayd land' and meadows (and Right of mine there unto what- 
soEuer) | aboue | by these presents Granted, now be, and for Ever hei*e after shall 
be, and remaine unto the sayd George Way and his Heirs, Executors Administra- 
tor, and Asignes, Clearely Acquitted, Exonerated, and Discharged, of and from 
all other Gifts, Grants, leases, Joynturs, Dowers, thirds, or any -other Title, 
Claime, Jntrest, Demaund, or Jncumbrance., Whatso Euer had, made, Suffered, or 
done, or to be had, made, suffered, or done by mee the sayd George Sheapeord or 
my Heirs, Executor^*, Administrato", or Asignes or any person, or persons by my 
meanes title, Consent, or procurement, And T the sayd George Sheapeord the 
sayd lands, meadows, and Right therein and all and Singular the premises, above 
by these presents Granted unto the sayd George Way his Heirs, Executor*: 
Administrat*% and Asignes, Against me my Heirs, Executor"; | and | Adminis- 
trate** ; Shall and Will warrant and for Euer Defend by these presents — Jn Witt- 
nes whereof I Doe here unto sett my hand and Scale, This Twenty Sixth 
day of April one Thousand, Six hundred, and Eighty three, and thirty fift yeare, 

of his Majestys Reigne Charles the second, Ectt, 

the marke 

Signed, Sealed, & George X Sheapeord L. S. 

Delivered, in the of 

presence of uss, 

Thomas harris Senior, 

Abraham Man 

John Whipple Junr; 



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Enrouled by and With y* Townes Cousent, Enrouled Aprill, the thirtieth : 
1683 As Attest John Whipple Jun! Gierke 

[TAe plat marked Page 55 is inserted at this point in the original hook,'^ 

[65] Layd out unto Benjamin Whipple, in the Right of his 
the Record flfather Sixty Acres of upland, and tenn Acres of low land in lew of 
Whipple meadow, which land lieth in manner and forme as it is plotted Jt 

!»»<* being Bounded on the south West Comer with a Greene, oake tree 

marked, on the South East with a Chessnutt tree, on the north East 
With a Greene oake, on the north West with a White oake, Layd out this : 
SO*?* of Aprill : 1681 

By mee William Hopkins Serueior 

Enrouled by and with y® Townes Consent Decem"^ : y* : 14"* : 1681 : and 
placed upon Record May y" second : 1683 : by mee John Whipple jun' Gierke^ 

Whereas there is a High way lieing from y* Towne Streete 
The Record dowuc to y* Sea (or to say the Salt Water) the which lieth against 
Way. / y* house lot which formerly belonged to John ffield, & in y* Row of 

house lotts, lieing along by y* salt water Harbour in Providence 
Towne, The which lott is now in y* possion of y* Heirs of Gideon Crawfurd ; 
The which High way hath since the first, settling of it. been againe, on June y* 
3^? 1682. Revised by y* Towne their Two surveiors by y* Town* order : The 
which sd High way is Sixty f oote wide ; & on part of y* south side of sd way 
now standeth a Waare house, built by M' Gideon Crawfurd, & also on part of y* 
North Side of sd High way another Waare house now standeth, built by sd Craw- 
furd ; The which sd High way Passeth from y* Towne Streete & leadeth betweene 
y* sd two waare houses downe to y* salt water, & of that breadth Perpetually to 
Remaine & be ; The which afore sd waare house which standeth on y* north side 
of y* sd High way Covereth all that Piece of land which was by the Purchassers 
& Proprietors of Providence Granted unto Gideon Crawfurd on the 27*^ day of 
July Anno : 1696. / 

Recorded ffebruary y« 2"^'* 170| : ^ Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

[66] Be it knowne vnto all persons before Whome thiss Deed of Sale shall 
Come, That I Andrew Harris planter Jnhabetant with in the purchase of pau- 

tuxett; in the Towne shipp of providence, in the Collony of 
the Record Road = Jslaud and prouidence plantations in New = England 

of Stephen * 

Arnold; 8 for and in Consideration of the sum of five Shillings Sterling 

^^*®^ unto mee in hand payd before the Sealeing and Delivery of these 

presents by Stephen Arnold of Pautuxett afore sayd, the receite 



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where of I Doe here by Acknowledge, and there with I Doe owne my selfe to be 
fully Sattisfied, Contented and payd, Haue Granted, Aliened, iiifeoffed. Bargained, 
and Sold, and by these presents for me my Heirs, Executors, and Administra^ 
Doe fully, Clearely, and Absolutely Grant, Bargaine Sell, and Confirme unto the 
fore sayd Stephen Arnold his Heirs, and and Asignes for Euer, A thirtenth part 
of a Certaine Js = land lieing and being on the north side of pautuxett Kiuer 
neere the house and meadows of the fore sayd Stephen Arnold, Comonly Called 
and knowne by the name of the Vine Yard, and Compassed Round with a pond of 
fresh Water, togeather withall and Singular the libertys, priviledges, and the 
Apurtenances to the sayd thirtenth part or share of the fore sayd Js = land 
called the Vineyard belonging or in any Ways appertaining. Are now in hand 
and use of the fore sayd Stephen Arnold, to Have and to Hold the sayd share 
with the Appurtenances, there unto belonging to him the sayd Stephen Arnold 
his Heirs, and Asignes for Euer ; Against mee my heirs, and Asignes, or any 
other person or pei'sons what so Euer lawfully Claimeing the same, I will warrant 
and for Euer Defend by these presents, And I the sayd Andrew Hariis doe 
hereby Couenant, Gi-ant, and Agree to and with the sayd Stephen Arnold his 
Heirs, and Asignes, that at the time of the Sealeing and Delivery of these pres- 
ents I have full and lawf ull power and Authority to make sale of the Aboue Sayd 
part or Share of the foresayd Js = land in maner and forme as is aboue Exspresed, 
Alsoe I Doe Clearely Acquitt and Discharge the foresayd Stephen Arnold his 
Heirs, and Asignes, from all other Gifts, Grants, leases, Joyntures, Dowers 
thirds, or any other title, Claime Jntrest, Demaund or Jncumbran|ce|, what soe 
Ever had, made, Suffered, or Done, or to be had, made Suffered, or Done, by mee 
the sayd Andrew Harris or my Heirs or Asignes, or any person or persons by 
my meanes. Title, Consent, or procurements. Jn Wittness hereof I have here 
unto sett my hand and Scale, this Sixtenth day of May one Thousand, Six hun- 
dred, Eighty three, and in the thirty fift yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne 
lord Charles the second king of great Briton franco and Jreland Ectt, 

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered, Andrew Harris L. S. 

in the presence of uss, 

John Whipple Junr, 

Rebekah Whipple 

Enrouled the Eightenth day of May : 1G83 : by mee 

John Whipple Junr Gierke of y® Towne of providence. 

[67] Here foUoweth y* Enrolement of an Jiistrument 
Signed Ezekiell HoUyman, James Sweete. / : 
Januarey 29 1651 



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An agreement and bargaine made and Confirmed between Ezek- 
HL"ru"hi8 ^^^^ HoUyman and William Harris, That is to say, I Ezekiell Holly- 

deede from man have Sold unto William Harris all that my Right, & share in 
Hoiitein Pautuxett, being one of the first purchassers ; Except that six aers 

layd out to me adjoyneing to my Meadow belonging unto Providence 
and that Meadow formerly sold unto Benedick Arnold, and the six acre lott 
sold unto Thomas demand. To Him and his Heirs for Ever for, and in Consider- 
ation of Twenty pounds to be paid one part in a Cow & steere the 24 of June 
next as the shall be prised by men, and the remainder of the 20*^ to be payd on 
the 29 of September in the yeare 1653 in good Merchantable Wampampeack or 
Cattle as the shall be prised by men ; All which payments are to be payd unto 
James Sweete his heirs or Assignes. 

Jn wittnesse hereof we have sett to our handes. 

Wittnesse Ezekiell HoUyman. 

Hugh Bewett 

The mark X of James Swett 

The aforsaid Jnstrument is indorsed as foUoweth, 

Where as there was an Arbetration about land in controvercye betweene 

William Han*is & Edmund Calverley &c : That which is written on y® other side 

of this paper as an agreement between William Harris & Ezekiell HoUiman was 

ordered by James Sweete whose hand is thereto afixed, as sold, & the money payd 

according to agreement. This is attested upon my certaine knowledge 

May 15 1665 

Joseph Torrey Gen: Recorder 

The above said Jnstrument was by order of y* Towne of providence- put upon 

Record ; Enroled Januarey y* 30*^ 16^ : 

f Thomas Olney Towne Clarke. / 

Vpon Record, here foUoweth y* Enrolement of y* retumes of John Whipple 
Senior his land | & Meadow | laid out in his owne right in y* second devission. / 

Vpon y® 13'? day of December in y* yeare 1683 layd out unto John Wliipple 
Senior one share of Meadow in his owne Right in y* second devision, Jt lieing on 
y* Easteme Side of that branch of wanasquatuckett River which runneth from 
y* place called y® Keyes lieing the length north & South, bounding on y* north 
Esterne Comner with a great forked Red Oake Tree haveing a white oake grow- 
ing out of its Roote, & from it to range South westward [68] to a forked White 
Oake Tree standing upon a poynt of upland upon y® said meaddow & y® said 
River ; & from y® said white oake to hold the same range to y® River ; And from 
y® aforsaid great forked Redd oake tree to range East & be southward to a white 
oake tree marked, & from y® said white oake to range along y® Easteme side of 
y® said Meaddow under y® hill by severall white oake trees marked ; The south 
Easterne Cornner bounding with a white oake tree marked ; The southwesteme 



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Comner also bounding with a white oake tree Marked, & from y* said white oake 
to Range Northward to another white oake tree marked for a range, & from y* 
said Range tree right forward to y* Comner of y* River ; The River bounding 
part of y® west side of y* said share of Meaddow ; The said Meaddow lieing 
downe y* River not farr from y* place Called y* Keyes. The meaddow lieing 
after y* forme following. / 

Layd out by me 

Tho: Olney, Sirveior/ 



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Vpon y* 14*^ day of December in y* yeare 1683 layd out unto John Whipple 
Sen' : Sixty acre of land in his owne Right in y® second devision, Jt lieing & 
being about two miles southward from y* tract of land belonging to Edward 
Jnman & his partners, neere unto y* place called wasquadomsett ; The said sixty 
acrs lieing in length southwest & be west, or there about, & northEast, & be East, 
or there about : bounding on y* North Eastward Corner with a greene oake tree 
marked ; on y* Norwesterne Corner with a Chessnutt tree marked, on y* south- 
westeme Corner with a white oake tree marked ; on y® South Easteme Corner 
with a black oake tree Marked, Each tree being marked on two sides : / Jt being 
after this forme following 

Layd out by Mo 

Tho : Olney, Sirveior 




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By order of y* Towne of Providence the above said retumes were Recorded : / , 
Recorded Januarey y* 30*? ^^Al : 

By me Tho : Olney Towne Clarke : / 



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John Sheldon haveing Exchanged five acrs of Meadow land that 
John sheidoiis hg bought of William ffenner, with this Towne of Providence, & to 
The Returne take Up land in lue of it in some other place of this Townes Comon. 
order ^^^"* Layd out unto John Sheldon Tenn acrs of swampe & low land in 
Recorded, y* luc of y* aforcsaid share of Meaddow, at y* Westerne End of a 

fnihdfy o/* ^^^ called by y* Name of Satamachut ; And the boundes at y* foure 
ffebruarey Comcrs are hcapcs of stones So rangeing from Cornner to Corner on 

•So : oiney * Straight line, which said Tenn acrs was laid out by y* eighteen 
Towne Clarke f Qotc polc, in y* Mouth of MaTch, 1682 : By me 

Arthur ffenner Sirveior. / 

[69] Laid out unto John Wliipple jun^ Atturney unto Joshua verin, in y* 
Right of the said verin now of Barbadoss in Saint James parrish, formerly an 
inhabetant of this Towne fower score & forteene acres of land being part of his 
purchase Right in y* first devision, (The other part being his house lott, & one 
share of salt meadow, which he sold unto M' Richard Scott of said Towne) The 
said land being in length Northwardly & southwardly Eigh score poles, & in 
breadth Eastwardly & westwardly f owre score & fourteene poles ; Bounding on 
y* Southwesteme Corner with an old walnutt tree standing by a clump of Rocks, 
there being three of them ; The midlemost of them goeing in betwixt y* other 
two like a wedge : On the Northwesterne cornner with a black oake tree marked, 
& fowre stones layd by it ; on y* North Easteme with a chessnutt tree marked 
standing betwixt two Rocks, one of y* Rocks being by a brooke ; And on y* 
South Easteme Corner with a Redd oake tree being a Small one. The said Land 
was layd out upon the North part of y* Lapd of Benjamin Whipple, on jr* 
North side of Wanas quatuckett River ; And layd out in Januarey the Twenty 
Eight, one Thousand six hundred & seventy foure, or 75. / 

By Me Samuell Bennett Sirveior Recorded ffebruarey y* 5*? 168| ^ me 
Thomas Olney Town Clarke 

Laid out xmto John Whipple jun^ Atturney unto Joshua verin, in the Right 
of y* said verin Now of Barbadas in Saint James Parrish, formerly an inhabetant 
of this Towne seventy acres of land ; Jt being his share of upland & lowland in 
y* fifty acre devision, or second devLsion; Jt being formerly y* Land of Jolm 
Whipple Sen' : and layd downe againe to Comon by Exchange with y* Towne ; 
Bounding on y* west part with y* Townes Comon ; on y* north part with y* land 
of y* said Joshua verin, on y* East part with y® Townes Comon, and on the 
South part with y* River called Wanasquatuckett River, Bounded on y* South 
westerne cornner with a white oake tree marked standing a little distance from y^ 
said River, & to range south from jr* said tree to y* aforesaid River, And to 



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Range north from y* said White oake tree, to an Old Walnutt tree standing by a 
clumpe of Rocks there being three of them, the midlemost of them goeing in 
betwixt the other twoo like a wedge, & foure stones layd by it ; The said tree 
being the north westerne corner of y® said seventy acrs, & a boundrey of y* other 
land of y* said verin, And so to Range East adjoyneing to y* other land of y* 
said verin (layd out by Samuell Bennett in y* yeare 16|^) unto a small Red oake 
tree being y" North Easterne cornner of the said seventy acrs. And a boundrey of 
y* other land of y* said Verin, And from jr* said Red oake Tree to range south to 
a black oake Tree marked, & from y® said black oake tree to Range south to y* 
aforsaid River : the said black oake tree being a south Easterne Corner as it were 
of y* said seventy acrs. Layd out in y* begining of May in y* yeare one Thou- 
sand six hundred & Eighty one ; By me William Hopkins Sirveior. / 
Recorded ffebruarey y* 7^ 168| : ^ me Thomas Olney Towne Clarke 

Here foUoweth the Enrolement of a Deede Signed by John Whipple sen! & 

sealed. 

Be it knowne unto all people by these presents That I John 
John whippies Whipple Sen! of y* Towne of Providence in y® Colloney of Rhode 
Son David Jslaud & Provideuce plantations in New England for divers good 

causes & considerations me moveing : and [60] ^i^d namely for y* 
Settling of my son David Whipple for his Comfortable livelihood Have Given, 
Granted, Made over & Confirmed, and by this presant Deede of Gift Doe for me 
my Heirs & Assignes Give, Grant, make over & confirme unto my son David 
Whipple of y® aforsd Towne & Colloney Sixty acrs of land (be it more or lesse) 
and also a percell of Boggy or Tussickey Meaddow in Esteemation five acrs (more 
or lesse) The which said sixty acrs of land & five acrs of Meadow was laid out 
unto me in my owne Right in that which by y® aforsaid Towne of Providence is 
called theire second devision : The said sixty acrs of land lieing & being within 
y* Towneshipp of Providence aforsaid & about two Miles Southward from y* 
tract of land belonging to Edward Jnman & his partners neere unto y* place 
called Wasquadomsett. and lieing in length southwest & be west or there about, 
& North East & be East or tliere abouts, Bounding on y® North Eastward Corn- 
ner with a Greene oake tre marked. On y* Norwesterne Cornner with a Chessnutt 
tree Marked, On y® southwesterne Cornner with a White oake tree Marked, & 
on y** SouthEasterne Cornner with a black oake tree Marked ; Each tree | being | 
Marked on two sides. The said five acrs of Meadow aUo lieing & being within 
y® Towneshipp of Providence aforsaid & upon that branch of the River called 
Wanasquatuckett which Runneth from y® place called y® Keyes, & upon y® East- 
eene side of y® said branch of y® River; The said branch of y® said River bound- 
ing part of y® West side of y® said peece of Meadow ; Jt all being bounded by 
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severall trees Marked, at Each Comner one, & by severall on the East side, & on 
part of y* West side as is Exprest in jr* sirveiors Retume which laid out y* same ; 
Jt lieing in length North & South. All which aforsaid sixty acrs of land & percell 
of Meaddow, with all y^ appurtenances tliere unto belonging to be unto my said 
son David Whipple to him. his Heirs & Assignes for Ever To have & to hold in 
y* Most Absolute tenure of fee simple. And that it shall & May be lawf ull for my 
said son David Whipple his Heirs & Assignes, them, or Either of them to Bar- 
gaine, Sell, Sett to Rent, lease out, will, or give away the said land & Meaddow 
with y* appurtenances at (his, or Either of theire | owne | wills & pleasure. 
The said land & Meaddow with y* appurtenances & Every part & percell there 
of my said son David Whipple his Heirs & Assignes at all times to use, Enjoy, & 
possesse without y* lett, hindrance, Molestation, Trouble, Suite or Contradiction, 
of or by me y* said John Whipple my Heirs or Assigns, or of, or by any other 
person Either for by through, or under me, I haveing also already put my said 
son David Whipple in full and quiett possession of all y* said sixty acrs of land, 
& five acrs of Meaddow. 

Jn Wittnesse of y* premisses I doe here unto sett my hand & Scale. But 
least at any time any diference should arise by reason that in my will I have 
bequeathed unto my said son David Whipple a Sixty acrs Right in y^ second 
devision, my intent in my said Will is, the afore mentioned Sixty acrs of 
land & share of Meaddow ; And that my said son David shall not claime two 
Rights, (Viz) one by will, & another by this Deede, but only to make claime to 
what is Exprest in this Deede. Signed & Sealed the fourth day of March, in y* 
yeare one Thousand Six hundred Eighty three. 84. 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

in y* presence of us 

Thomas Arnold The Marke of X 

Eliezer Arnold John Whipple L. S. 

Senior 

Recorded March y* 17*? i68| : by me Thomas Olney Towne Clarke 

[61] Here foUoweth jr* Enrolemt : of a Deede Signed & Sealed by Nathan- 
iell Payne of BristoU. 

To all Christian People to whome these presents shall come 
TheReoord Nathauiell Paine of y Towne of BristoU in jr* CoUoney of New 
jnmans PUmouth in Ncw England Sendeth Greeting. Know y* That I y* 

?®®^® said Nathaniell Payne hath for y* full sum of Tenn Pounds in Cur- 

from •' •' , 

Nathaniell rent pay as money in hand Received and payd by John Jnman of 

Paine / y© Towne of Providence in y® CoUoney of Rhode Jleland & Provi- 

dence Plantations where with I the said Nathaniell Paine acknowledge my self e 



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satisfied, Contented & fully payd, and there of & Every part thereof Exoner- 
atheth aquiteth & dischargeth the said John Jnman his heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators or Assignes Have freely & absolutely Bargained & Sould Enfeoffed 
& Confirmed, And doe by these presents give grant Bargaine sell Enfeofe & 
Confirme from me y* said Nathaniell Paine & my Heirs to him y* said John 
Jnman his heirs & Assignes for Ever one full halfe of a Right of Comons in 
y* Towne of Providence throughout y* whole Plantation with all y* Rights mem- 
bers, privilidges, Proffits Comodityes appurtenances woods under woods, Timber, 
Trees, Comons of pasture or Jmunityes what Ever- belonging or Appertaineing 
to y* said halfe of a Right of Comons ; Jt being y* one halfe of the Right of 
Comons which M' Stephen Paine now deceased purchassed of Edward Jnman 
senior of Providence unto y^ said John Jnman his Heirs Executors Administra- 
tors or Assigne, for Ever to have & to hold the aforsaid one full halfe of a Right 
of Comons throughout the Towne of Providence with all y* {lights, members 
privilidges profits Comodityes Comon of pasture or Jmunityes what Ever belong- 
ing or appertaineing unto y® said halfe of a Right of Comons throughout the 
Towne of Providence Jt being y* one halfe of a Right of Comons that M' Ste- 
phen Paine senior purchased of Edward Jnman, unto y^ said John Jnman his 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes for Ever as his & theire proper 
RightfuU undefeasezable inhiritance to be houlden after y* manner of East 
Greenewitch in y* County of Kent in England. To y* only proper use & behoofe 
of y* said John Jnman his Heirs. & Assignes for Ever. And that jr* said Nathan- 
iell Paine for himselfe his Heirs Exsecutors or Administrators doth Covenant 
promise & Grant to & with y* said John Jnman his Heirs & Assignes that he y* 
said Nathaniell Paine standes lawfully seized in y* premises at y* time of y* Bar- 
gaine, & hath in himselfe good Right & lawfull authoritye to Grant, Sell, Bar- 
gaine make over & assure the aforsaid premises ; And that y* said John Jnman 
his Heirs or Assignes shall or may by force & vertue of these premises from time 
to time & at all times here after Lawfully, peaceably & quietly hold use occupye 
in joy & possesse all y* before mentioned premises without any let, suite Trouble, 
Deniall, interruption or Contradiction of y* said Nathaniell or any of his Heirs, 
So that neither I y* said Nathaniell Paine nor my Heirs nor any other person or 
persons from me or them or any of us shall or will by any meanes what Ever have 
claime challenge or demand any Right, Title, Estate, intrest, or proprietye of or 
in ye premises, or any part of them But from all & Every Action, Right Estate, 
Title proprietye claime, challenge or demand, I & they & Every of us shall be 
utterly Barred for Ever, & well & sufficiently kept harmelesse by y* said Nathan- 
iell Paine his Heirs Executors or Administrators of all other & former Gifts, 
Grants, leasses morgages, Jntailes, Troubles, or incumbrances whatEver had [62] 
had made done Comitted or Suffered to be done by y^ said Nathaniell Paine, or 



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hereafter to be done by him his Heirs or successors Jn Witnesse hereof y* said 
Nathaniell Paine hath set to his hand & seale this Twentyeth first day of Aprill 
in the yeare of o' Lord one Thousand six hundred Eighty & foure, & in y® thir- 
tyeth sixt yeare of y* Reigne of o' Soveraigne Lord King Charles y* Second. 

Signed Sealed & Nathaniell Paine L. S. 

delivered in y* presence of us 
Stephen Paine 
William Carpenter 

Nathaniell Paine above written, personally appeareing owned & acknowledged 
this Jnstrument to be his free act & deede this 21'f of Aprill 1684. 

Before Daniell Smith Assistant. / 

Be it Knowne unto all people by these presents That I Mathew 
^if^'^^ Waller of Providence in y* Narragansett Bay in New England, ffor 
Waller his & in Consideration of three poundes of Currant pay in hand already 

ThomM received : Have sold unto Thomas Olney of Providence aforsaid all 

oiney. those pcrticular percell of land which doth belong to me of Right 

from the Towne or in y* presinckts of Providence, (viz) my six acrs 
of land, my five acres of land, my sixty seres of land, my Twenty acrs of land, with 
all my proper Right & Title in all the Comons in & of the Towne & presinckts 
of Providence aforsaid with all such percell of landes as may upon any further 
devision be laid out as by vertue of any Right that did formerly belong unto me, 
All which Right & Title of lands & Comons aforsaid are now at the Subscribing 
& delivering hereof, in the Tenure use & occupation of the said Thomas Olney of 
Providence aforsaid, To have and to hold the said proper Right & Titles, both of 
landes & Comons aforsaid, with all the appurtenances Right & privilidges there 
unto belonging, Quietly & peaceably to possesse & Enjoy y* same for him, & his 
heirs & Assignes for Ever, as his, & Every & Either of theire own true RightfuU, 
& lawfull Jnhiritance. And that y* said Thomas Olney his Heirs or Assignes shall 
peaceably use, & Enjoy y* fore mentioned Demised Rights & Titles with out the 
lawfull lett, trouble suite, Expulsion Molestation or Contradiction of, or by me y* 
said Mathew Waller my Heirs or Assignes or by any other person, or persons 
whatso Ever lawfully claimeing or to claime from, in or under me the said Mathew 
Waller, mine heirs or Assignes. And that also I the said Mathew Waller doe bind 
me my heirs & Assignes to save & keepe harmelesse the said Thomas Olney his 
Heirs & Assignes from any trouble, suite, charge & incumbrance that may arise 
by any former bargaine made by me concerning the perticulars aforsaid. And also 
to save & keepe harmelesse the said Thomas Olney his heirs & Assignes from any 
joyntures, Jntailes & Thirds concerning the former premises. Jn Witnesse here- 
unto I the said Mathew Waller have caused this deede to be made & have set my 

hand this 20*^ day of the second month 1649. 

Mathew Waller. 



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Subscribed & dd in the presence 
of 

Gregory Dexter 
the marke of 
X 
Thomas Angell 
James Ash ton 
Recorded May y* 10*^ 1689: by The: Ohiey Towne Clarke. 

[63] Be it knowne unto all men by these presents That I 
The Record Stukly Wcstcot of Warwick in the Narragansett Bay in New Eng- 
from land, ffor & upon Good Consideration me mooveing here unto Have 

westcot ®^^^ ^^^ Thomas Olney of Providence in the narraganset Bay of 

to Thomas New England aforsaid my share & portion of Ground called six acres 

Olney. which of Right did belong unto me from & in the Towne and 

l)ounds of Providence, the said percell of land lieing & being neere 
upon the River Called Wanasquatucket, Bounding upon y* plaine of Winnast- 
quetuget on y* East, North East, North, Northwest, And on the Meadow of y* 
said Thomas Olney with part of y® foresaid River on the South, Southwest, & 
west, & west ; The said Bounds beginning from an old oake tree by y* brinck of 
y® banke next y® said River of Winnastquatuget on that side nex y* now Towne 
of Providence & runneth all along the brow or topp of that hollow in manner 
Circumflference wise, unto another white oake tree on y* west side of this land 
aforsaid; All which percell of land at this present Sealeing & delivering hereof 
is in the lawfuU & true possession of the foresaid Thomas Olney To have & to 
hold the said six acres of land with all y* appurtenances there unto belonging, 
Quietly & peaceably to possesse & Enjoy the same for him his heirs & Assignes 
for Ever as his, & Either of theire true Right & lawfuU inhiritance ; And that y* 
said Thomas Olney his heirs or Assignes, shall freely & peaceably have, hold, use 
& posesse & Enjoy all y* forsaid land with y* appurtenances & profBts thereunto 
belonging, & Every part & percell thereof, without the lawfuU let; Trouble, 
Suite, Expulsion, Molestation or Contradiction of or by me the said Stukley 
Westcott my heirs or Assignes ; or by any other person, or persons what so Ever 
lawfully claimeing or to Claime from, in, by, or under me y* said Stukly Westcot 
mine heirs or Assignes, And that also discharged, or other wise kept harmelesse 
by me the said Stukly Westcott mine Heirs & Assignes of & from all manner of 
former bargains & Grants, Jntailes, Joynturs, Thirds, Titles, Troubles, Charges 
or demands whatsoever concerning y* premisses, made or done by me, my heirs 
or Assignes, Jn wittnesse of the true & lawfuU acting : and sale here of I have 



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set my hand & seale here unto, this fourth day of the third Month, in the yeare 
Comonly Called 1649. 

Signed, Sealed. Stukly Westcot L. S. 

& delivered in 
the presence of us 
John Tilar 
The marke X of 
Thomas Angell 
Thomas Olney junior 

Providence in N : Eng : 18 . 10^' 1667 (so called). 
This wittnesseth y* I Roger Williams of Providence in y* Nahi- 
The Record gansct Bay in N. Eng, have sold unto Thomas Olney Sen' of y* 
from Towne aforsaid, five & twenty Acres of upland, more or lesse, there 

wimLns about lieing on the south side of y* Towne aforsaid : This land is 

to Thomas uext adjoyuciug to some part of John £Qeld8 land to y^ northward 

Olney. ^ ^^ ^j^^ Eastward adjoynes a percell of land belonging to the wid- 

dow power, & from thence westward along a little [64] brooke 
which parts betweene this land to y* Southward & of John ffield to the north- 
ward as aforsaid this land formerly belonged to John Clauson, Duchman, of y* 
Towne of providence aforsaid deceased & upon some considerations was granted 
unto me y® said Roger Williams by y* Towne of Providence, as appeares in y* 
said Townes Records. The said land I y* said Roger Williams for good Consid- 
eration in hand received from Tho : olney aforsaid have sold & demised unto y* 
said Tho : olney : And by these presents doe transferr & make over all my Right 
& Jntrest in y* said land to Tho : Olney aforsaid. And doe by these presents bind 
myselfe my Heirs, Executors, Administrate & Assignes never to molest or hinder 
y* said Thomas olney his Heirs Exsecut", Administrators & Assignes in y® full 
possession of & quiet Enjoyment of y* land aforsaid ; Jn wittnes to y* premises 
I y® said Roger Williams have here unto set my hand & seale y* day & yeare 
above written. 

L. S. Roger Williams 
Signed Sealed & dd 
in y* presence of us 
Joseph Williams 
John Hulmes 



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This Jndenture made the Eighteenth day of March in the yeare 
The Record Qne Thousand six hundred Eighty & one betweene Phillip Smith of 

of a deede o •/ x^ 

from Newport on Rhode Island in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Provi- 

^^ dence plantations in New England (ffarmer) The sirviveing Exec- 

Phiuip utor unto the deceased John Clarke of y* Towne of Newport afor- 

to^ThomM ®^^^ Phisitian : in the CoUoney aforsaid, on the one part, And 
oiney Tliomas Olney Junior of the Towne of Providence in the CoUoney 

Junior aforsaid (Tanner) on the other part Wittnesseth ; That whereas there 

was a grant by the aforsaid Towne of Providence at theire Towne 
Meeteing held the Twenty seventh of Aprill in the yeare one Thousand six hun- 
dred sixty & Two made unto M' John Clarke, That he should be accomedated 
amongst them with a full purchase Right of land. And whereas the said PhiUip 
Smith Exsecutor unto the said John Clarke, is by the last wiU & Testament of 
the said John Clarke beareing date the Twentieth day of ApriU 1676 fully 
impowred to make sale & despose of all his lands, or Jntrest in the lands in y® 
aforsaid Towne of Providence, Doth for the Consideration of five poundes of 
New England Silver money aUready well & truely paid unto him by the aforsaid 
Thomas Olney, The recept of which he doth owne & acknowledge ; And doth 
hereby as the said John Clarke fuUy, wholy, & Absolutely aquitt & discharge the 
said Thomas olney, his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes of y* same 
& Every part thereof ; Give, Grant, bargaine, SeU, Enfeoffe, AUen make over & 
Confirme unto the said Thomas Olney his heirs & Assignes, And by these pres- 
ents Hath bargained. Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliened, Made over & Confirmed unto the 
said Thomas Olney, his heirs & Assignes the above said Grant of a full purchase 
Right of [65] of landes made unto the said M' John Clarke by the said Towne 
of Providence at theire Quarter meeting ApriU the Twenty seventh 1662 : ffor 
the said Thomas Olney his Heirs, Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes To 
Have and to hold the said Grant with all & Every the said landes within the Ub- 
ertyes of the aforsaid Towne of Providence from the said Grant ariseing with all 
the appurtenances, bennefits, PriveUdges, Profitts, & Comodityes thereof & there 
unto any wayes belonging, both all the landes by vertue of y* said Grant, & there 
upon already laid out, as also yet Remaineing in Comon, to be to the said 
Thomas Olney both for himselfe, his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes, or Either of them ffor Ever, To hold a good Estate of inhiritance in the 
most absolute Tennure of fee simple, Quiet & peaceably to injoy, use, possesse, 
Lease out, set to Rent, Bargaine, Sell, Give, bequeath, or will away Every part & 
percell of the same with all the appurtenances without at any time the hindrance, 
let, Trouble, Suite, Contradiction, or Molestation, of , or by the said Phillip 
Smith, or any other person Either ffor. By, or Through the aforesaid deceased 
John Clarke, or any wayes ariseing, or claimeing under y" said John Clarke. And 



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that the said Phillip Smith Doth by these presents firmely bind himself e, & all 
other the Successors of the said John Clarke, at all times to save harmelesse & 
defend the said Thomas Olney his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administratoi-s & Assignes 
from all hindrances, incumbrances. Molestations, Suits ; Rights, Claimes, Titles, 
or any demaunds, or demaund whatso-Ever, by any person or persons what so 
Ever, which shall ; or at any time may be made unto y* said Grant, or landes, or 
any part or percell thereof, or any the appurtenances there unto belonging by ver- 
tue of any other bargaine Sale, Jmbazelment, Bequest, Gift, or Mortgage at any 
time made, done, or Comitted, by the said John Clarke, or by other person Either 
ffor. By, Through or under him. And from this day of the Signeing & Sealeing 
hereof the said Thomas Olney Standeth truely invested of Right good and law- 
full, & truely seized with y* above Demised Grant, & Every part & percell 
thereof; Jn Witnesse of the premises the said Phillip Smith doth hero unto set 
his hand & Scale the day & yeare abovesaid. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered Phillip Smith L. S. 

in the presence of 

Obadiah Hullme 

James Man 

Themarkeof RT Robert TaUor. 

[66] Memorandum That. I William ffield of Providence in 
The Record '^qw England ffor Good Consideration Mooveing me hereunto have 

of a deede 

from sold unto Thomas Olney of Providence in New England aforsaid, one 

ffl m**to ^^® acres of Ground lieing & being upon the south side of that 

Thomaa Rivcr Comonly Called Wenasquetucket, Bounding upon the land of 

Olney. ^^^ ^^^jj Thomas Olney on the East, with a meere banke on the 

south, upon a five acres that did belong to the said William ffield 
which was in the Right of Thomas James on the West, And on that slipe of 
Meaddow of the said Thomas Olney on the North, which slipe of Meadow Bound- 
eth upon the River of Wenasquetuckett on the south. Also upon good Consid- 
eration me mooveing there unto have sold unto the said Thomas Olney one ffive 
acres more which is before Expressed which did belong unto me in the Right of 
Thomiis James, but now unto the said Thomas Olney, Bounding upon the fformer 
five acres on y* East, a meere banke on the south, on y" 5 acres of Jane Scare on 
the west, and the former slipe of Meadow on the North, All the two five acres of 
land aforsaid being now in y® Tennure, use & occupation of y® said Thomas 
Olney And to him & his Heirs with all y* appurtenances thereunto belonging to 
hold & injoy for Ever as tKeire true & proper Right. And by these presents doe 
bind me & my heirs to save & keepe harmelesse the said Thomas Olney his heirs 
& Assignes from any Claime & Jntrest which any shall lay unto the land aforsaid 



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by vertue of any former Bargaine made by me, Jn wittnesse of y* premises I the 
said William ffield have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth of the second 
Month in the yeare So Called 1645 : / 

Subscribed in y* William ffeild. 

presence of us 
William Harris 
Chad Browne. 

Bo it knowne unto all men by these presence That I William 
The Record ffield of Providcnce in ^ Narraganset Bay in New England, Tan- 

OX Sv QvvQv ^ 

from ner, for good Consideration (in hand already received) Mooveing 

ffieid*ta ^^ thereunto, have Sold unto Thomas Olney, Senior, of Providence, 

Thomas as aforsaid all my Right & Title in a percell of Meadow lieing & 

^*"®^ being within y* Boundes of Providence afor said. But more pertic- 

ularly, lieing up on the River called Mooshausick, & bounding upon 
y* Comon of Providence on y® south, & East, with the Meaddow of y® widdow 
Scare on y* North, upon one side of the aforsaid River, and with a little white 
oake on the North on the other side of the River, the percell on y* other side y* 
River ; Bounding upon y* Comon on y* west, & on y* Comon on y® south. The 
said Meadow, formerly being y* two shares of Meadow that did belong unto John 
Greene junior, & by him sold unto me ; All which percells of Meadow, now at y® 
Sealeing & delivering hereof, being in y® use, being in y* use & lawfull posses- 
sion of y* said Thomas Olney To have & to hold as his true & lawfull Right for 
Ever, without the lawfull lett, or molestation of me my Heirs, Executors Admin- 
istrators, or Assignes, And therefore doe bind me, my Heirs & Assignes, to save 
& keepe liarmelesse the said Thomas Olney, his heirs & Assignes, from any claime- 
ing y* f orsaid Meadow, by vertue of any former Bargaine made by me, or by any 
other claime what so Ever by vertue of my former possession of it, or any part or 
percell thereof, In witnesse of the premisses I the said William ffield have sett 
here unto my hand & Scale this IS^^ of May 1654. 

Signed Sealled & dd in William ffield. L. S. 

the presence of us 

Joshua ffoote 

Richard Osbond 



[67] Be it knowne unto all men by these presents That I Jolm 
Joanes of Providence in y® Narraganset bay, in New England, for a 
from John Valuable sum of Money in hand already received (of which I doe 
ThoB^*^ acknowledg the recept) have bargained with, and sold unto Thomas 

Olney senr; Olucy ScuioT, (inhabctaut of y* Towne of Providence aforsaid) all 

my Right, Jntrest, claime & Title, or Colour of Claime & Title 



The Record 
of a deede 



13 



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which doth, or as Ever at any time shall belong unto me (by vertue of a full 
Right of Comoning in y* aforsaid Towne of Providence Equall with any Townes- 
man of y* aforesaid Towne; I say all My Right, Jntrest Claime & Title, or 
Colour of Claime & Title which doth or as Ever at any time sliall belong unto 
me, by vertue of y* Right aforsaid in y* landes of Wayunkeake, & in all y* landes 
lieing betweene the two great fresh Rivers, Namely, Pautucket River & Pautuxet 
River, That is to say all my Right without y* line which is fixed by our Towne 
for y* Towne boundes for a second devision which is from y* hill called ffoxes 
Hill seven miles upon a West line. All my Right, Claime & Title which doth, or 
as Ever at any time may belong unto me in y® landes of Wayunkeake, & in all 
the landes betweene those afore Mentioned two Rivers, (without y® aforsaid line) 
up y* Streames of those Rivers unto y* End of Twenty Miles from y* Hill called 
ffoxes Hill ; I say, I have for full Satisfaction in hand already Received Sold unto 
the aforsaid Thomas Olney, Both for himselfe & his Heirs, to have & to hold as 
his, or Either of theire True, proper & lawfuU Right, & inhiritance for Ever; And 
doe by these presents bynd my selfe, my Heirs, my Executors, my Administrators 
& Assignes, never at any time to Molest, hinder nor Trouble the said Thomas 
Olney, his Heirs Executors, Administrators or Assignes in y* full in joy m*: of y® 
premises;' And doe also by these presents firmely bind my selfe, my Heirs, my 
Executors, my Administrators & Assignes, at all times to Save & keepe harme- 
lesse the said Thomas Olney his Heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes 
from all Claimes what so Ever, that at any time shall be layd unto the premises, 
or any part thereof by any person Claymeing or to Clayme by vertue of any for- 
mer Bargaine Sale, or Morgage, made by me y* said John Joanes, or of any per- 
son Either for, By, through or under me. As also from Thirds, Joynters, & 
Jntayles, Jn Witnese thereof, I have here unto set my hand & Scale the Eleventh 
day of ffebruarey in this presant yeare one Thousand Six hundred Sixty one. 

The marke of X John Joanes L. S. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us 
James Ashton 
Stephen Northup. 

[68] The Enrolement or Record, of a letter of Gift, or Deede of Gift 
Signed George Wright & sealed, as foUoweth. / The which was desined to be put 
upon our Records 

Know all Men by these presents. That I George Wright of fflushiug in 
Queenes County upon Long Island fFor and in Consideration of Severail Good 
Reasons & Causes me hereunto Moveing, but more Especially out of a Pious & 
Godly intent and ffatherly love & Care towards my Children and posteiitye. 
Have freely & Absolutely Given, Granted & Confirmed unto my son Jonathan 



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Wright of ffliishing a for said, All my Right Title, Clainie, Jntrest & Demand 
unto a Certaine home lot of Ground lieing & being at Rehovah (alias) Seaconck 
in Plimouth Colloney in New England, together with all out lands, Meadowes, 
Gardens, Orchards, Buildings ; — ffenceings & appurtenances what so Ever. & in 
whose so ever handes Custodye & occupation the same may be found : To y® Sole 
use and behoofe of him the said Jonathan Wright his heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators, & Assignes for Ever. Hereby Giveing & Granting unto my said | son | 
Jonathan, my full power, & lawfull Authoritye for me, in my name; But to his 
owne use, into all, or ^te of the premises to Enter, and take possession, and 
from, & out of the same to Eject, Expell, amove all & Every person, or persons 
whatsoever, occupieing, possessing, or forceably detaineing any ^te, or l^cell of 
the same. Hereby giveing my full power and authoritye unto y* said Jonathan all 
& all Manner of act or acts, Deede or Deedes in law whatsoEver Requissitt & 
NeedefuU for the Recoverey of the premises: Jn my name & to his owne use as 
aforsaid to doe or Cause to be done. Hereby Revokeing, disannulling & makeing 
voyde all former and other letters of Attorney what soever ; And to take into 
his I Custody all | writeings, E^cripts, Transcripts what so ever touching & Con- 
cerning y® premises, in whose handes or Custodye soever they may be found. Jn 
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and afixed my Scale this second 
day of ffebruarey Anno : Dni : 1688. 

Sealed and delivered George X Wright 

in y* p'sence of his marke 

after interlineing [custody all] 

in the 25*^ line George Wright 

John Bowne hath owned the 

Samuell Palmer. above said Gift to 

Rich Pettinger. be his act & deede 

before me Elias 
Daughty Justice of 
the peac'e. / 

Recorded June y* 25*'? 1684 : by me Thomas Olney Towne Clarke. 

Laid out unto Samuell Whipple 4 acors of land 
in the neck which said land is bounded on the south 
with y* land of laurance Wilkinson, & on the West 
with y* land of John Smith Mason And on y* north 
with y* Comon, & on the East partly with the land of 
Daniell Browne & partly with y* Comon, Laid out in 
this yeare one Thousand six hundred Eighty & one 

Witnes my hand ; William Hopkins, Sirveior. / 




[90] 



The Record 
of Andrew 
Hurris his 
Land 



[69] Vpon y* 14? day of July 1684. 

Layd out unto Andrew Harris upon his purchase Right three 
acres of land in lue of halfe a share, & a part of halfe a share of 
Meadow, it lieing in y* Neck, & partly on y* south side of y* arme of 
y* great Swampe which butteth upon y* head of Benjamin Hearnton 
his house lot ; Jt bounding on y* north & be East side with y* land 
of y* Heirs of John Throckmorton, being part of y* arme of y® said Swampe ; 
bounding on y* South & be west side with y* Comon, The nor westeme Corner 
being bounded with a white oake tree, which is y* Southwesterne Comner of y* 
said Throckmortons land ; bounding on y* south Easteme Cornner with a small 
black oake tree ; on y^ Southwesterne Cornner with a heape of stones ; a small 
Elme tree Rangeing on y* East side to y* said Throckmortons land. 

Laid out y* day & yeare abovesaid 
By me Tho : Olney Sirveior 

The above said Retume was by y* towne of Providence at theire towne meet- 
ing Agust y® 21 : 1684 : accepted & allowed. As attests Tho : Olney 

Towne Clarke. 



The Record 
of John 
Smiths 
land 



/^ 




>77/^ 



Vpon y* 14^ day of July 1684 : 
Layd out unto y* Heirs of John 

Smith (Miller) Six acrs of land in ^y' 

y** neck formerly layd out but y* 

Bounds thereof being lost; but in 

layeing out som of y* bounds be- 
ing found againe; Bounding on y® north 
Easterne Corner with an old Stumpe, which 
was a former bound; on the Norwesteme S 
Comner with y® End of an old tree lieing 
downe, now in y'* Corner of Samuell Whipple his fence, the which was also 
an old bound of the said land ; Bounding on y® Southwesterne Comner with a 
heape of stones, on the south Easterne Cornner with a black oake tree ; Bound- 
ing on the westerne side partly with y^ land of Shadrach Manton, & partly with 
the land of y® widdow belloo ; & partly with the land of John Browne which 
formerly belonged unto John Joanes, & on y* Southeme End with a highway. 
Laid out y* yeare & day abovesaid by me Tho: Olney Sirveior 

Returned, & by y* Towne of providence accepted & allowed at theire 
Towne meeting Agust y* 21: 1684: & Recorded by me Tho: Olney Towne 
Clarke : / 



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Vpon y* 14*? day of July 1684 

Laid out unto Samuell Whipple in the Right of Thomas Harris 
The record Senior as to what was wanting of 60 acrs ; one acre of land in y® 

of Sskin : o ' •/ 

whippies Neck adjoyneing to y* north part of y* said Samuell Whipple his 

^"^^' land at the End of y* arme of y* great swampe butting upon heam- 

tons house lott. / Bounding on the North Easterne Cornner with a 
heape of stones, on y* norwesteme Cornner with a black oake tree; bounding on 
y* East End with the land of Daniell Browne ; on y* north side, & y* west End 
with y® Comon : / 

Returned, & by y* Towne of providence accepted & allowed at a towne meete- 
ing Agust the 21 : 1684: And Recorded by me 

Thomas Olney Towne Clarke. / 

[70] Be it knowne unto all men by these presents That I 
*">« Arthur ffenner of this Towne of Providence in y® CoUoney of 

John Rhode Jsland and Providence plantations in New England; for a 

sheidons valuable sum of Money | payd | unto me by John Sheldon of Pau- 

from tuxett within y* Towneshipp of Providence & CoUoney abovesaid 

ffenner ^^ which Said sum I the aforsaid Arthur ffenner doe acknowledge 

the recept And have sold unto y* aforsd John Sheldon sixty acrs of 
land lieing about foure miles westward from the towne of providence at a place 
called or knowne by y® name of Sutimachute, which said sixty acrs did belong 
unto me the aforsaid Arthur ffenner as I am one of the purchasers of this Towne 
of Providence, which said sixty acrs on the southerne side it is partly bounded 
with the land of y* aforsaid John Sheldon & partly with the Comon, & on y* East 
End with a high way, on the Northerne side partly with y* Comon & partly with 
the land of the aforsaid John Sheldon, & it is bounded on the Westerne End with 
the Comon, which said sixty acrs of land is within y* Towneshipp of Providence, 
I the aforesaid Arthur ffenner have received allready full satisfaction in hand & 
have sold unto y* aforesaid John Sheldon to be his owne true proper & lawfuU 
Jnheritance for himselfe & his heirs for Ever, Quietly & peaceably to Enjoy use 
& possesse without at any time the hindrance Molestation let or trouble of Me the 
aforesaid Arthur ffenner my Heirs my Executors Administrators or Assignes, And 
doe also by these presents binde my Selfe my Heirs, my Executors Administrators 
or Assignes at all times to save & kepe harmelesse y^ aforesaid John Sheldon his 
Heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes from all Rights Titles Claimes hin- 
drances Molestations or troubles w®** shall at any time be layd unto y* premises or 
any part or parcell thereof by any person or persons Claimeing or to Claime by 
vertue of any other bargaine Sale Jmbazelment Mortgage at any time made by me 
the aforesaid Arthur ffenner or any person or persons Either for, by, through or 



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under me ; And doe also bind my selfe my Heirs, my Exsecutors, my Adminis- 
trat", or Assignes to secure y* aforesaid John Sheldon his Heirs, his Exsecutors or 
Assignes from all dowerys Joynters Thirds & Jntayells Jn Witness where of T 
the aforesaid Arthur ffenner have set to my hand & scale This Seventh day of 
July one Thousand Six hundred Eighty & foure. 

Arthur ffenner L S. 

Signed Sealed & delivered 
in y* presence of us 

Thomas Olney 

John Hayden: / 

[71] Laid out unto John Sheldon fifteene Acrs of land on that hill Caled by 
y® name of Sutamachute, This fifteene acrs of land is on the Right of William 
Hopkins, & it is bounded on y"* North with y® Comon & on the west with y* Comon 
& on y* Southwith y® land of John Sheldon & on y® East with y* Comon & y* 
foure Comers are heapes of stones, & it was laid out in Aprill 1684 by me 

Arthur ffenner 

Sirveior 

By order of y* Towne of Providence Recorded October y* 25*^ 1684 by me 

Tho Ohiey Towne Clarke 

Layd out unto James Belloo on y® Right of Robert Pike tenn acrs of low land 

& Swampye in y* lue of five acrs of Meaddow in y® second devision, Jt lieth about 

a mile Nearer the towne of Providence then the now dwelling house of Edward 

Jnman, And it lieth on both sides of a small River Called or knowne by y* name 

of Croockfall ; And it is bounded at y^ foure Cornners with heapes of stones, And 

this land was layd out in y^ yeare 1683 by me Arthur ffenner 

by order of y* Towne of Providence sirveior. 

Recorded October y® 25*.*» 1684 By me 

Tho : Olney 

Towne Clarke 

To all people before whome this deede of Sale shall come John 
'^^ Sheldon . of Pautuxet in the Towneshipp of Providence in the Col- 

a deede louey of Rhodc Jslaud & Providence plantations in New England 

jo^ Sendeth greeteing. know yee That I John Sheldon of Pautuxett in 

Sheldon y* CoUoucy aforsaid (Tanner) for a valuable Consideration in hand 

^jj^j. already well & truely payd unto me by Arthur ffenner inhabetant of 

ffenner y* aforsaid Towue of Providence the recept of which I doe owne 

& acknowledge & doe hereby acquit & discharge him his Heirs, 



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Executors, Administrators & Assignes of y® same Have Granted, Bargained, Sold, 
Aliened, Enfeofed, made over & Confirmed, And by these presents for me & my 
Heirs doe clearely and Absolutely Grant, Bargaine, Sell, Alien, Enfeoffe make 
over and Confirme unto the said Arthur ffenner his Heirs & Assignes for Ever 
Seventy acrs of land Scituate lieing & being within the towneship of Providence 
aforsaid, & on y^ south side of y^ hill Called Secotunkonitt hill, the length of the 
same lieing North Eastward & South westward, Jt being bounded at foure Com- 
ners. Each comer being bounded with a heape of stones It being Sixty acrs in 
that which by the afore said Towne of Providence is called theire second divisiojul 
& was laid out upon Exchange, & the other tenn acrs being low land, in being 
with the other Sixty acrs, & was laid out in lue of a share of Meadow in y* said 
division. The said sixty acrs, & y® said tenn acrs of land lieing all in one percell, 
The w®** said laud was by y* aforsaid Towne of Providence theire Sirveior laid out 
unto William Carpenter of y* aforsaid Pautuxett, unto him layd out in the Right 
of [72] of John Greene now inhabetant of y* Towne of Warwick in y® CoUo- 
ney aforsaid ; And was by the said William Carpenter passed away unto me y* 
said John Sheldon. As also for y® said consideration I have together with y* 
Aforesaid seventy acrs of land Bargained, Sold, Aliened Enfeofed, Made over & 
Confirmed, And by these presents for me & my Heirs doe clearely & Absolutely 
Bargaine, Sell, Alien, Enfeoffe, Make over & Confirme unto y* said Arthur ffen- 
ner his Heirs & Assignes for Ever twenty acrs of land in the Right of William 
Hopkins inhabetant of y^ aforesaid Towne of Providence the which said twenty 
acrs of land is yet undevided from y* Gennerall Comon of the aforsaid Towne of 
Providence, & in y® Right of y* Said William Hopkins the said twenty acrs of 
land to be devided & unto the said Arthur ffenner to be layd out, unto him the 
said Arthur ffenner his Heirs or Assignes. The said Twenty acrs of land 
together with y® aforsaid seventy acrs of land the which so Containeing by Este- 
mation ; be it More or lesse ; with all the timber woods, underwoods, & all other 
the appurtenances what so Ever, or any wayes there unto belonging, with all y* 
proffits, Comoditys, Benefits, privelidges, & Advantages with all manner of serv- 
ices, Rents or incoms which at any time hereafter may arise or grow from the 
same or any part or parcell of y* said Seventy acrs of land, & twenty acrs of land 
& appurtenances, or any part & parcell there of; And also all the Estate, Right 
Title Jntrest, possession, Claime & demaund what so Ever of me the said John 
Sheldon of, in or to y® said Seventy acrs of land & twenty acrs of land with theire 
appurtenances, & all & singular y® premises & Every part & percell thereof, & all 
Every y* Deedes, Charters, writeings. Evidences, Records, minuments what so 
Ever unto jr® said Demised landes belonging or appertaineiug to make Title thereby 
which in my handes now are or may by me, my Heirs, Exsecutors or Administra- 
tors lawfully be atained without Suite in law within three months after y* date 



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hereof To have & to hold the said Seventy acrs of land & y* said Twenty acrs of 
land with theire appurtenances & Every part & percell there of unto the said 
Arthur ffenner his Heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever; The 
Same & Every part & percell there of to use Enjoy & possesse at all times without 
the hindrance Let, Trouble Suit Molestation or Controdiction of or by me the said 
John Sheldon my Heirs, Exsecutors Administrators or Asignes, or of, or by any 
other person Either ffor, by Through or under me; And I the said John Sheldon 
doe for me, my Heirs Exsecutrators & Administrators Covenant with the said Arthur 
ffenner his Heirs, Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes that at this presant day 
of the Signeing & Sealing hereof I am the true, & most [73] Rightfull owner 
of all the afore bargained lands, & doe stand truely seised with y* same of a 
good. Absolute & perfect Estate of inhiritance in fee simple, without any man- 
ner of proviso, or limitation of use, or uses, or other restraint. Matter or thing 
what 80 Ever to alter change or Evict the same ; And I doe by these presents 
fimiely bind my selfe, my Heirs Exsecutors & Administrators at all times to 
save harmelesse & Defend the said Arthur ffenner his Heirs Exsecutors, Admin- 
istrators & Assignes from all manner of Claimes, Rights Jnterests Titles, Moles- 
tations or Jncumbrances which or any time may arise or be laid unto y* said 
landes or any part or percell thereof or any y® appurtenances by any person or 
persons what Ever Claimeing or to clayme by vertue of any former bargaine 
sale. Gift Grant Jmbazelment or Mortgage at any time Made done or Comitted 
by me the said John Sheldon or of, or by any other person Either for, by, 
through, or under me, As also from Jntayles or from any Clayme of Dower 
ariseing By, or through Joanna my now wife, Jn Wittnesse of the premises I 
doe hereunto set my hand & scale the seventh day of Jully in the yeare one 
Thousand Six hundred Eighty & foure. 

Signed Sealed & John Sheldon 

delivered in the presence of us L. S. 

Thomas Olney 
John Hayden 

Laid out in the begining of March one Thousand six hundred & Eighty one 
To Sarah Scott, Katheren Scott & Mary Scott Grand daughters to Richard Scott 
of the towne of Providence (Now deceased) & in y* Right of y* said Richard 
Scott seventy acrs of land it being y* full of the Right of y* said Richard Scott 
ariseing to him in the second devission, or fifty acre devision, And by the said 
Richard Scot with the free Consent of his wife hath freely Given to y* said Sarah, 
Katherne, & Mary Scott the said land to be theire owne proper in ffee simple, to 
them theire Heirs & Assignes for Ever, The said land lieing in y® said Towne of 
Providence & about Eight Miles distant from the said Towne Northwestwardly, 



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lieing on the southerne side of the Brooke Called Wesquadomsett Brooke & Neere 
to Pautuckett River, bounding on the Northerne, Westerne & Southerne parts 
withe Townes Comon, & on the Easterne part with [74] The Townes Comon, 
or the land of Edward Jnman jun! The said land bounding on the Norwesterne 
Cornner with a great white oake tree being hollow at the bottoiue, & Severall 

Stones in the said tree & about the bottome thereof And on y* 
Sarah Scott Southwesteme Comner with a lone Rock with Stones laid upon y® 

and others ° r j 

return. Said Rock, the said Rock lieing in length about westwardly & East- 

of Land wardly, & neere adjoyneing to a small peece of Meadow now in the 

possession of John Jnma|n| of said Towne, And on the Southeast- 
erne Comer with a great white oake tree with stones layd at y® Bottome thereof 
as the land Rangeth, And on the North Easterne Cornner with a pine tree stand- 
ing Neere Pautuckett River, with a great flatt stone set in the Ground by it ; The 
said trees being all Marked as the ranges of y* said land doth Runn, I say, layd 
out as abovesaid, & Returned to y® Towne this Twenty Seventh day of October, 

on Thousand Six hundred & Eighty foure 

By Me William Hopkins 

Sirveior. / 

To all people before whome these presents shall come know yee 
johnwhippeifl That Johu Whipple sen' inhabetant of the Towne of Providence in 

Deed to his ^^ 

sonEiieazer the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in New 
Whipple England, in America. Good Considerations me there unto Move- 

ing, have freely given Granted, made over & passed away both from 
my selfe my Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes unto my son Eliazer 
Whiple his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes a certaine percell of 
upland & Meadow, The said upland is part of my tract of upland lieing at 
Loquasqussuck & the Northwesterne Side of my purchasse Right the which I 
received of this towne, The said upland bounding on the Northerne side partly 
with the land of Vallentine Whittman & partly with a percell of land in the pos- 
session of my aforesd son Eliazer, on the Easterne End with a highway, on the 
Southerne side partly with the other land belonging to my said purchase Right & 
partly with a sixty acre Lott laid out unto me in the Right of Benedict Arnold 
formerly of this said Towne & on the westerne End with y* aforesd Meadow 
partly, & partly w*** the meadow of Valin* ; Whittman aforsd : The said upland 
bounded on the North Easterne Cornner by a white oake tree standing by y* 
aforesaid Highway, on [76] on the Norwesterne Cornner by an Elme tree. Marked; 
on three sides standing by y® brooke side that runneth into the meadow of y* 
said Whitman, the Said tree be bound betwixt y* Said Whittman & y* said land, 
And on the Southwesteme Cornner by a Red oake tree marked on two sides, the 
said tree standing by a great white oake tree, And from y® said Red oake to 

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range to a small Walnut tree marked on two sides as a Range tree, & from the 
said walnut tree to Range to an Aspe tree marked on two sides, & from y® said 
Aspe tree to range to y® aforesaid highway upon y® same poynt of y® Compasse 
as from the Redoake to y* Walnutt, & from y® walnut to the said Aspe tree: 
The said upland runneth not all the length of my purchase Right, but to y* afor- 
said highway. The aforsd meadow being a part of my two shares of Meadow the 
which I received as part of my purchasse Right, Bounding on the Northerne side 
with the meadow of the said Whittman, on the Easterne End with y® aforsd land, 
on y* Southerne & westerne parts with the rest of my aforsd two shares of 
Meadow ; Bounded on the south Easterne Comner with y* aforesaid Red oake 
tree, on the Southwesterne Comner with a stake standing in y- aforsaid meadow, 
& on y® Northwesteme Comner with a great Ash stake standing by y* fence of 
y* sd Whitman which runneth through y* Meadow, And from y® aforsd Ash 
stake td range to y® aforesd upland. All which afore mentioned upland & 
Meadow in forme & manner according to y* bounds prescribed, be they more, or 
be they lesse with all the appurtenances, Benniffits, Privelidges Proffitts & Com- 
modityes thereof, and thereunto belonging Good Consideration me thereunto 
Moveing, I have, with all my Right Jntrest & Title therein freely Given, granted, 
made over & passed away both from my selfe, my Heirs, Exsecutors, Administra- 
tors, and Assignes unto my aforesd son Eliazer Whipple, Both for himselfe his 
Heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes To have & to hold as his or Either 
of theire true proper & lawfull Right & inhiritance for Ever, Quiet & peaceable 
to Enjoy the same without at any time the hindrance lett, Trouble, Molestation, 
suit, deniall, Expulsion Eviction, Ejection, Demaund or Contradiction of or by 
me the said John Whipple, or of, or by any other person Either for, by, through or 
under me ; And as I the said John Whipple doth at this presant day of the Signe- 
ing & Sealeing hereof stand truly & lawfully seized »& possessed of the said 
upland & Meadow & Every part thereof, of a good Right & lawfull authoritye 
therein to give, grant, Bargain e. Sell, Alien Make over & passe away. So he my 
afore said son Eliazer [76] Now doth, & shall stand Heized & possessed of the 
said upland & Meadow & Every part thereof, of a Good, Sure, lawfull. Absolute 
& undefezable Estate of inhiritance in fee simple as the true & most Rightfull 
inhiriter thereof with out any Conditions, limitation, use, or any other tiling to 
pass alter or change y* same ; And I doe by these presents firmely Bind mjrselfe 
my Heirs Exsecutors, and Administrators, at all times to save keepe harmelesse & 
defend my aforsd son Eliazer Whipple his Heirs Executors, Administrators & 

Assignes from all hindrances. Troubles, Jucumbrances, Molestations 
John Ripple Suits, Rights Titles & Claymes which may, or shall arise, or at any 
Eieazer time be laid unto y* said upland & Meadow or any part thereof by 

Whipple ^j^y person or persons whatsoever lawfully Claymeing or to Claime 

by vertue of any Bargaine, Sale, Jmbazelment Gift or Mortgage at 



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any time made done or Comitted by me the said John Whipple, or of, or by any 
other person or persons Either for, By, Through or under me. As also to Secilre 
my aforesd son Eliazer Whipple his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
from any Claim|e| of Dowreys, Joynters, or Jntayles, or from any Claime of Thirds 
which may, or shall at any time arise or be laid unto y® said upland & Meadow, 
or any part thereof, Jn Witnes of this My Reall act & deede I doe hereunto set 
my hand & Seale this twenty & fourth day of ffebruarey in this presant yeare One 
Thousand Six hundred seventy & foure, & twenty seventh of his Majestyes 
Reigne Charles the second Ec" : 

Signed, Sealed & John Whipple L. S. 

delivered in the 

presence of us • 

Richard Arnold 
Thomas Arnold. 

[77] To all people before whome this Deede of Gift shall come, know yee That 
Samuell Whipple Jnhabetant of y* Towne of Providence in y® CoUoney of Rhode 
Jsland & Providence Plantations in New England in America, Good considerations 
me there unto moveing, have freely Given, Granted, Made over & passed away both 
from myselfe my Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes unto my Brother 
Eliazer Whipple inhabetant of the Towne & CoUony af orsaid his Heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes a Certaine quantetye of land Containeing five acrs Jt 
beareing measure by the Eighteene foote pole ; The said land is Scituate in the 
aforsd Towne of. Providence & about Northwe«tewardly from jr* said Towne. It 
being a litla to y® northward of jr* said Eliazer Whipple his dwelling house. The 
which said five acrs of land did in y® origenall belong unto Thomas fiSeld inhabe- 
tant of y* Towne and Colloney aforsd. The said land was laid out in lue of halfe 
share of Meadow due to y* sd Thomas field in y® fifty acre division, or second 
division. The said land lieing in y® forme of a tryangle : Bounding on the 
South-Easterne side partly with y* land of y® said Eliezer Whipple & partly with 
y® land of John Whipple jun! On y® southwesteme side with y* land of Valentine 
Whitman of this said Towne, & on y® Northeme side with y® Comon, Bounding 
on jr* Southeme Comer with a walnut tree the which said tree is a boundery 
betweene ye said valentine Whitman & y* said Eliezer Whipple, on y® North- 
westerne Comner with a white oake tree the which tree is also a boundery betwixt 
y* said valentine Whitman & y® said Eliezer, & from y® said white oake tree to 
range to another white oake tree, & from this sd white oake tree to range to y* land 
of y® aforesaid John Whipple, the which said white oake tree standeth neere unto 
y® land of y® said John Whipple & is a North Eastenie comer bound. All which 
afore mentioned five acrs of land in forme & manner according to y" bounds pre- 
scribed be it more, or be it lesse, with all y* appurtenances, bennefitts, privelidges, 



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proffits, & Comodityes thereof & there unto belonging I say, I have, with all my 
Right Jntrest & Title therein freely Given, Granted Made over, & passed away 
both from my selfe, my heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes unto the 
said Eliezer Whipple both for him selfe, his [78] heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators 
& Assignes to have & to hold as his, or Either of theire true proper & lawfuU 
Right & inhiritance for Ever quiet & peaceably to Enjoy, use & possesse the same 

& Every part & percell thereof without at any time the hindrance 
8»m»«i let Trouble molestation suit deniall Eviction Expultion or Contra- 

Deed to dictiou of, or by me the sd Samuell Whipple or of, or by any other 

Ms Brother persou, or pcrsous Either for, by through or under me. And as y* 
Whipple sd Samuell Whipple doth at this present day of y® Signeing & Sealeing 

hereof stand truely & lawfully seized & possessed of the said five acrs 
of land of a good Right & lawfuU authoritye there into give grant, Bargaine, Sell, 
Alien, Make over, or any way es to passe away. So he the sd Eliezer Whipple Now 
doth, & shall stand seized & possessed of y* sd five acrs of land & Every part & 
percell thereof of a good sure lawfuU absolute Sl undefeazeable Estate of inhiri- 
tance in fee simple as y® true & most Rightfull inhiriter thereof, without any Con- 
ditions, limitations, use, or any other thing to passe alter or change the same. And 
I doe by these presents firmely bind my selfe, my heirs Exsecutors | & \ Adminis- 
trators at all times to save keepe harmelesse & defend y* said Eliezer Whipple his 
Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes from all hindrances, troubles, Jncum- 
brances. Molestations, suits. Rights, titles, & Claimes which may, or shall at any 
time arise, or be laid unto y* sd land or any part or parcell thereof by any person, 
or persons whatso Ever lawfully claymeing or to claime by vertue of any other 
Bargai|n|e sale, imbazelm^ gift, or Mortgage at any time made done, or commit- 
ted, by me y* sd Samuell Whipple or y* sd Thomas flBeld or of, or by, any other 
person Either for, by through or under us, as also I doe bind myselfe, my heirs, 
Exsecutors & Administrators at all times to secure the said Eliezer Whipple his 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes from any Claime of Dower, joyntures, 
or Jntayles, or from any claime of Thirds which may or shall at any time arise or 
be laid unto y* sd land by or through Mary my now wife Jn witnes of this my 
reall act & deede I doe here unto set my hand & scale this seventh day of June 
one thousand Six hundred & Eighty foure & thirty sixt yeare Reigne charles y* 
second Etc' 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered 

in y* presence of us 
Thomas ffield 
William Hopkins 

Memorandum the word all & Eliezer were interlined before y® Saling Signe- 
ing & delivering of these presents 

Samuell Whipple L. S. 



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This above writen instrument was acknowledged by Samuell Whipple to be his 

act & deede before us this Eleventh day of June 1684 as attests Arthur ffenner 

Asistant 

Joseph Jenckes Asistant., 

[79] Laid out by William Hopkins Sirveior, to William Hopkns John 
Whipple junT & John Smith (Miller) two acrs of land & a halfe, it being y® one 
halfe of a five acre lott, the said William Hopkins had obtained, & purchassed of 
y* Towne of Providence to be taken up any where in jr* Townes Comon on y* East 
Side of y® seven mile line set by order of y* said Towne ; The said land lieing & 
being within y' jurisdiction of jr* said Towne of Providence & about Eight miles 
in distance from j* said Towne of Providence to y* Northward of jr* west ; lieing 
& being on both sides of y* River Called wanasquatuckett River and on both sides 
of the said River that cometh out of y* pond called Wallings Pond, & to jr* East- 
ward of y* Highway that goeth to y* now dwelling of William Haukins sen! Bound- 
ing on Every part with the Townes Comon ; The said land Bounded on y® North- 
Easterne Comner with a small black oake tree standing on y® south Easteme side 
of y® said Wanasquatuckett River that runneth out of y* pond called Wallings 
pond ; & to Range west Norwest to a heape of stones layd together, & from said 
heape of stones to Range south, southwest fifty poles to another heape of stones. 
And from this said heape of stones to Range East south East to a small Pine tree 
marked of Two Sides : The said land with all the Bennefits, Privelidges, & profitts 
thereof, therein, thereon, or thereunto belonging to be & remaine in fee simple 
from y® said William Hopkins to John Whipple jun^ & John Smith Miller together 
with y® said William Hopkins to them, & Every of them theire Heirs & Assignes 
for Ever without any conditions whatso Ever: The said land was laid out March 
the Twenty fourth : one Thousand six hundred & Eighty two ; and returned to 
y® Towne this Eighteenth day of December 1684. By me 

William Hopkins, Sirveior./ 

To all People before whome this deede of sale shall Come Andrew 
The Record Harris of Pautuxett in y* Towneshipp of Providence in y® CoUoney 

01 SL (leede 

from of Rhode Island & Providence plantations sendeth greeteing : Know 

HanruTo y®^' That I Audrcw Harris of Pautuxett in y* Towneshipp of Provi- 

Thoraas deucc iu y* CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in 

ffenner Jfew England Planter) for a valuable sum of New England Silver well 

& truely payd unto me y® aforesaid Harris by Thomas ffenner of y® 
Towne of Providence in y® CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in 
y® Narragansett Bay in New England, the recept of which I do owne & acknowl- 
edge, & doe hereby aquitt & discharge him y® said Thomas ffenner his Heirs Exec- 



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utoTs Administrators of j* same, & also his Assignes thereof have Bargained sold 
Enfeoffed Aliened, made over and Confirmed, And by these presents doe Bargaine 
sell Enfeotfe Alien make over & Coniirme unto y* said Thomas ffenner Sixty acrs 
of land (be it more or lesse) As also Tenn acrs of low land be it more or lesse 
within y* Bounds by y* Eighteene foote pole, The which said lands are scituate 
lieing & being within y* limitts & libertyes of y* aforesaid Towne of Providence, 
the which said Sixty acrs of land lieth on y* west side of a Brooke, or River 
Comonly Called by y® Name of Nudaconanet River, and is Bounded on y® 
southeme side [80] partly with a little brooke that comes from a Cedar Swampe 
that ruuDs into Nudaconanett River & partly with y* land of Thomas ffenner, 
& on y* Easteme End it is bounded partly with y* land now in y* possession 
of Joseph wise & partly with y* Comon. And on y* Northeme side it is 
bounded with jr* Comon, & on y* westeme End it is bounded with y* Comon, 
& jr* foure Cornners are heapes of stones, & jr* south East Comer is jr* ancient 
Bounds of Arthur ffdnner; The said tenn acrs of low land it lieth not farr 
from a place called Venture & it is bounded on'y* west side with jr* land now 
in jr* possession of William Carpenter, & on y® North End, partly with y* land 
of William Carpenter & partly with y* Comon & on jr* south End partly with 
y® Comon & partly with y® land in y* possession of william Carpenter, and on 
J* East side it is Bounded with the Comon, & y® foure Cornners are heapes of 
stones so rangeing from Cornner to Cornner on a straight line of this tenn acrs, All 
which said seventy acrs of land I received of y* Towne of Providence it being part 
of my purchasse Right ; All which said lands with y® appurtenances, Bennefits 
Privelidges, profitts & Comodityes thereof, & thereunto belonging in forme & 
manner according to y® bounds perfixed, I say I have, & by this instrument doe 
with all my Right intrest, & Title therein & there unto, truely make over passe 
away both from me my selfe my Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
unto y® said Thomas ffenner ; both for himselfe, his Heirs, Exsecutors, & Assignes 
to have & to hold as his or Either of theire true proper Right & lawfull inhir- 
itance, quietly & peaceably to injoy jr* same & every part & parcell thereof 
without at any jr* hindrance lett, trouble or Molestation by me y* said Andrew 
Harris my Heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes, or of, or by any other 
person by through or under me ; And that y® said Thomas ffenner doth at this 
time stand seized of, & possessed of y* lands & of Every part & perceU thereof 
of a good Sure lawfull Absolute inhiritance vndefeazable Estate of inhiritance in fee 
simple as y* true & most RightfuU inhiritor thereof, without any Conditions, limi- 
tations, use or any other thing to passe alter or change y* same, & I doe by these 
presents firmly bind my selfe my Heirs my Exsecutors my Administrators & 
Assignes at all times to save harmelesse & defend y® said Thomas ffenner his Heirs* 
Exsecutors, his Administrators & Assignes from all hindrances Molestations Jncum- 
brances. Troubles, Suits, Jntrests, Rights, Titles or Claymes which shall at any time 



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arise, or may arise, or be laid unto y® said lands or any part thereof by any person 
or persons whatso Ever Clajrmeing or to Clayme by vertue of any other bargaine, 
sale, or imbazelnient Gift or Mortgage at any time made, done or Comitted by me 
y* said Andrew Harris or by any other person by, through, or under me, As also 
to save y® said Thomas ffenner; his Heirs Exsecutors, his Administrators & 
Assignes from any claime of intayles, as also from Claymes of Dowre-or Joylitures, 
As also from any Clayme of thirds which shall or may at any time arise by, or 
through Mary my now wife. Jn wittnes unto jr* premises I doe hereunto sett my 
hand and seale this Eight & twentieth day of Agust, in y^ yeare of our Lord one 
Thousand six hundred & Eighty. 

Signed in y* presence Andrew Harris L. S. 

of us, & Sealed & delivered 
Andrew Edmunds 
The marke of X Peter Jenins 

This Deede was Signed & Sealed in y* presence of me Arthur ffenner Asistant, 
the day & yeare afore written : & witnessed. 

[81] Vpon y« 28*** day of January in j* yeare 1681. 
The Record L^id out uuto Samuell Comstock in y* Riffht of Thomas Arnold 

of ComstockB , y a 

land Taken 80 acrs of land, the which belonged unto jr* said Thomas Arnold in 
»? !?/•. a second Grant for devision betweene y® 7 mile line & y* 4 mile line. 

Right of •' J y 

Tho: Arnold./ & was by Towuc Order upon y® 27*^ of Januarey 1681 granted unto 

jr* said Samuell Comstock to be layd out Elsewhere upon y* Towns 
Comon. The said land being layd out on y* west & southpart of y* farme former 
belonging unto Thomas Walling (sen') Jt lieing on jr* west & south part of Part 
of y* said Wallings farme, The said land bounding on y* North Easteme Comner 
with two Small Greene Oake trees both growing out of one Roote, & from those 
trees Rangeing westward to a Chesnutt tree which is a Corner of John Brownes 
land ; & from y* Chessnutt tree still to Range westward to a Maple tree which is 
y® Norwesterne Cornner Bound of y® aforesaid land, & from y® said Maple tree to 
Range southward to a greene oake tree which is another Cornner bound of y®said 
John Brownes land, And from y® said greene oake Tree to goe South Eastward to 
a black oake tree standing upon a poynt of Rocks, the which tree is a southwest- 
erne Cornner bound of y* said land ; Jt bounding on an Easterne Cornner with a 
black Oake tree, the which is y* Southwesterne Cornner bound of y* aforesaid 
Wallings farme, & from y* said black oake tree to Range Eastward to a Chesnutt 
tree marked on two sides ; & from y* said Chessnut (the which is a South East- 
eme Cornner bound of the said land) to range southward to a peece of Meaddow 
formerly belonging to Stephen Northup; takeing of a small Greene Oake tree 
marked on two sides in y* Range ; The said land bounding on y® North End with 



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y® Comon, on y® Easteme side with y® farme of y* aforesaid Thomas Walling ; & 
a Northerne part of y* southerne End of y* said land bounding with y® said Wal- 
lings farme ; The Southerne End of y® said land bounding with Meadow w®^ for- 
merly belonged to Stephen Northup ; & where y® Meadow or land formerly belong- 
ing to Stephen Northup Reacheth it not, there it boundeth with ye Brooke. 
Layd out y® day & yeare first above written 

By me Thomas Olney Sirveior 




[82] Laid out unto Samuell Comstock in y® yeare 1678 three quarters of a 
acre of land, or theire abouts adjoyneing to y® west End of y® lott hee now dwel- 
Icth on, Wee say laid out by us, Arthur fifenner Sirveior 

William Hopkins Sirveior 



William 
Hawkins 
his Deed 
to liis son 
William 



Know all men by these presents That I William Hawkins inhab- 
etant of y® Towne of Providence in y® CoUoney of Roade Jsland & 
Providence plantations in New England in America (sen') Have 
freely Given, Granted, Made over & Confirmed, And by these pres- 
ents doe freely Give, Grant Make over & Confirme unto my son Wil- 
liam Haukins two house lotts or home shares of land with all y® houseing, fenceing 
& fruite trees standing & being upon y® said land or appertaineing there unto ; 
The which said lotts or home shares of land is scituate lieing & being in y® Row of 
house Lotts in y® afore said Towne of Providence, Bounding, on y® Westeme End 
with y® Highway, or Towne streete, & on the Easterne End with a highway; 



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Bounding on y® southerne side with with a house lott, or home share of land of 
Thomas Roberts of y* afore said Towne of Providence, & on y* Northeme side 
with a house lott or home share of land of James Ashton formerly inhabetantr of 
y® afore said Towne of Providence ; As also six acrs of upland lieing & being with 
in y* tract of land Called y® Neck, Bounding on y" west with y* land of Daniell 
Browne of this Towne of Providence, & on y* East with y® land of Resolved Water- 
man of y® Towne of Providence (deceased) Bounding on y* North with y* Comon, 
& on y® south with the Comon, Bounding on y® south East Cornner with a black 
oake tree on y® Southwest Corner, with a [ ] on y* Norwest cornner 

with a black oake tree, & on y® North East comer with a black oake tree ; 
Also five acrs of upland lieing & being in that tract of land Called y* 
Neck, & within y' place called y* new fields bounding on y® Easterne End 
with y* Salt River which goeth to Pautuckett, or Meere banke; on the 
westeme End with y® Comon, or highway, on y® Northerne side with y® land 
of Roger Williams inhabetant of this towne of Providence, & on y® southerne side 
with y* land of Joshua Winsor of this Towne of Providence (deceased:) Also one 
share of Meadow lieing & being upon y® Easterne side of Moshosick River, & 
about two miles distant North Easterly from y® afore said Towne of Providence, 
Bounding on the westeme End with y® aforesaid Moshausick River, & on the 
Easterne End with y* upland, it being Comon, Bounding on y® southerne side with 
a share of Meaddow of Thomas Olney (senior) inhabetant of y® aforesd Towne of 
Providence, & on y* Northeme side with a share of Meadow belonging to James 
Ashton formerly inhbetant of this Towne of Providence, the which share of 
Meadow I had on Exchange of Andrew Harris inhabetant of this towne of provi- 
dence : Also one share of Meadow [83] lieing and being upon jr* westeme side of 
y® afore said Moshausick River & about two miles distant from y* aforsaid Towne 
of Providence North Eastwardly, Bounding on y® Easterne side with y® aforesaid 
Moshausick River, & on y® westeme side with y® upland, or Comon, Bounding on 
y® South Easterne End with a share of Meaddow now in y® possession of y® widdow 
belloo, Jnhabetant of this Towne of Providence, and on y® Northwesterne End 
with a share of Meadow of John Smith inhabetant of this Towne of Providence 
(Miller.) Also one share of Meadow lieing & being neere unto Neotoconkonitt, 
& upon y® south side of Neotaconkonitt River, Bounding on y® north End with y* 
said River, & on y® south End with a pond Bounding on y® west side with y® land 
of Arthur ffenner inhabetant of this towne of Providence, & on y® East side with 
a Swampe, The which said share of Meaddow I bought of Hugh Bewett formerly 
inhabetant of this towne of Providence. Also a percell of Meaddow or land or Cove 
which I bought of Richard waterman inhabetant of this Towne of Providence, Jt 
being part of y® said Watermans share of Meaddow which hee received of this 
towne of Providence, Bounding on y® south with y® land of Nicolas Power inhabe- 
tant of this towne of Providence & on y® North with y® land of Thomas Angell 
inhabetant of this towne of Providence, & on y® west with the Comon ; also a 

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share of meadow which I bought of Stephen Northup formerly inhabetant of this 
towne of Providence, the which he y* said Northup had of John Sayles inhabetant 
of this towne of Providence, Jt lieing & being upon the Easterne side of y® River 
Called y® West River Bounding or in part bounded as y" Records of this towne 
make mention. And also a full Right of Comoning Reaching so farr as y* foure 
mile line sett by, & with y* joynt agreement of this towne of Providence, as it 
standeth upon Record in our towne booke, All which aforementioned houseing, 
lands, Meaddowes & Comoning be they more or lesse according to y® bounds pre- 
scribed with all jr* appurtenances, benniiitts, Privelidges Profitts & Comodityes 
thereof & thereunto belonging good Considerations Me moveing there unto I have 
with all my Right intrest & title in all y* lands Meaddows & Comoning on y® East 
side of y* aforesaid foure mile line both devided & undevided freely Given granted 
made over, & passed away both from my selfe, my heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes unto my aforesaid Son William Haukins both for himselfe, his heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators [84] & Assignes, To have & to hold as his or Either of 
theire true proper & lawful! Right of inhiritance for Ever, quietly & peaceably to 
injoy, use & possesse y* same & Every part & porcell thereof without at any time 
y® hindrance, lett, trouble Molestation deniall suite or Contradiction of or by me 
y* aforsaid William Haukins, or of, or by any other person Either for, by, through 
or under me. And that my aforsaid son, William Haukins doth at this presant day 
of the signeing and sealeing hereof Stand truely & lawfully Seized & posseesed 
with y* same houseing lands Meaddows & Comoning & Every part & percell 
thereof, of a good Sure lawfuU absolute & undefezable Estate of inhiritance in fee 
simple as y* true & most RightfuU inhiriter thereof And I doe by these presents 
iirmely bind my selfe my heirs, my Exsecutors, & Administrators at all times to 
save, keepe harmelesse & defend my aforsaid Son William Haukins his Heirs 
Exsecutors Administrato" Administrators & Assignes from all hindrances troubles 
incumbrances Molestations Suits Rights Titles & Claymes which may, or at any 
time shall arise or be laid unto y* said houseing, landes, Meaddowes & Comoning 
or of any part or percell thereof by any person or person w*soEver lawfully Clayme- 
ing or to Clayme by vertue of any other Bargaine Sale imbazelment Gift or Mort- 
gag, at any time made done or Comitted by me y* said William Haukins, or of 
any other person Either for. By, through, or under me ; As also to secure my 
aforesaid Son William Haukins his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
from any Clayme of dowre, Joynter, or Jntayle, or from any Clayme of thirds, as 
ariseing by, or from my now wife Jn witnesse of this my reall act & deede I doe 
hereunto sett my hand and Scale this 2 day of fifebruarey in y® yeare one thousand 
six hundred seventy three. 

Signed Sealed & delivered his 

in y® presence of us WiUiam X Haukins 

John Sayles mark 

John Sheldon. 



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To all people Ijefore wbonie these presents shall Come Ralph 
Ralph Pains Paine of y" towne of Newport in y* CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & 
wiiiam Providence plantations in new England Sendenth Greeteing. Know 

Hawkins y^^^ That y® said Ralph Paine have for & in Consideration of y* 

Sum of Nint|ee|ne pounds sterling unto mee in hand payd by Wil- 
liam Haukings Now Residen|t| [86] in y* towne of Newport on Rhode Jsland 
aforesaid, the recept of which I doe owne & Acknowledge, & doe hereby aquitt 
him y* said william Haukings his Heirs, Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
of y* same & Every part thereof Have Bargained Sold, Enfeeofed, Aliened Made 
over and Confirmed, And by these presents for me my Heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators Have Bargained, Sold, Enfeofed & Confirmed unto y* aforsaid William 
Haukings & his Heirs & Assignes for Ever Ninty acrs of upland & lowland, the 
said land is Scituate lieing & being in y* towneshipp of Providence in jr* CoUony 
abovesd, & about a mile & halfe in distance from y® said towne Northwesterly, 
the said land bounding on y® south side with y® land of William Haukins jun' : 
On y® Northerne End with the Comon, on y® Westeme side with y* Comon, & 
on y* Southeme Eand with y* Comon : Bounded on y* Norwest Comer with a 
white oake tree marked, & so to range to another White Oake tree marked & 
from that to another white oake tree marked. And from that to range to another 
white oake tree marked Standing on y* Southerne side of y^ west River. & on y* 
northwesteme part of y* said land with a black oake tree marked, the which tree 
is a boundrey also of y* land of Benjamin Heamdon of y* said Towne of Provi- 
dence : on y® North Easterne part with a pine tree marked, & so to range to a 
white oake tree marked, which is partly a comner & so to range to a burch tree 
marked standing on jr* Easterne side of y* Runn that runneth down by y* land 
of y* aforesaid William Haukings, & so to | a | tree Marked standing on jr* 
Southerne side of y® west River against where y* said Runn runneth into y® said 
west River ; All & singular y® premises I the said Rhlph Paine have for my 
seluef my Heirs, Exsecutors, & Administrators tryly sold, passed away & made 
over unto y® said William Haukings his heirs and Assignes for Ever to have & to 
hold as his & Either of theire true proper & lawfull Right & inhiritance in fee 
simple as y® true & lawfull owners thereof from me y* said Ralph Payne my 
Heirs Exsecutors or Administrators unto the said William Haukins his Heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes or | from | any person or persons whatso- 
Ever Claymeing By, from, or under me the sd Ralph Payne will warrant & defend 
for Ever by these presents, Jn witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & 
Seale this first day of May in y® yeare one Thousand six hundred & Eighty & 
one 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

in y® presence of 

the marke of 

Weston Clarke Ralph R P Paine 

John Sayles 



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[86] Be it knowne unto all people before wliome this deede of 
shadrach g^le shall come, That I Shadrach Manton of y* towne of Providence 

Manton , *' 

Deed to in y® CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in New 

ft!wkiM England &c. for full Satisfaction in hand already received, the recept 

where of I do hereby owne & acknowledge, Have truely Bargained, 
Sold Made over & Confirmed unto William Haukins of y* CoUoney 
& Towne aforesaid jun' : And by these presents doe bargaine, Sell, Make over 
& Confirme to y" said William Haukins a percell of low land, which said land I 
y® said Shadrach Manton bought of John Smith inhabetant of y* aforesaid towne 
of Providence (Miller) The said land was in y* Origenall layd out unto John 
Smith his fifather in lue of one share of Meaddow, & was part of the Meaddow that 
did appertaine unto him as he was Admitted an Equall purchasser by & in y^ 
Towne of Providence ; And did belong unto John Smith jun! as part of his inhir- 
itance left by her fifather aforesaid deceased) & was by the said John Smith jun! 
since truely Sold unto me the said Shadrach Manton as aforesaid : It being scit- 
uate & bounded as followeth ; Jt lieth upon y* southwest side of y* fresh streame 
called y* west River, Bounded on the North Easterne side with y® said River, & 
on y* Southeme End partly with y® said River & partly with a hill that cometh at 
that End neere unto y® aforesaid River, & on y* Southwesterne side with y* said 
hill, & being almost seperated at one place, by y® hill, & River comeing so neere 
together and on y* Norwesterne End with a small brooke which runneth neere y* 
Comner or poynt of y* aforesaid HiU, and from thence unto y* said West River, 
the Comner, or poynt of y® hill & brooke bounding that part. Also about three 
quarters of one acre on y* North Westerne side of y® afore mentioned brooke 
Bounded Southerdly with y* said Brooke, & Eastwardly with y® River aforenamed, 
Westwardly with a hill, & at y* Northerne End partly with y® hill & partly with 
y* said West River ; Which said percell of land being as a for said about three 
quarters of one acre I bought of y® Towne of Providence, All which aforemen- 
tioned percells of land with all my Right Jntrest & Title therein according | un | to 
y* bounds before presscribed with all y® benneiits, Priuellidges, Profits & Comodi- 
tyes thereof & thereunto belonging I say for full satisfaction in hand already 
received I have truely sold unto y" said William Haukins jun! with all y* appur- 
tenances, both from my selfe & from my Heirs, unto y* said William Haukins 
jun! both for himselfe & for his heirs, to have & to hold as his, or Either of theire 
true proper lawfuU Right & inhiritance for Ever, Quietly & peaceably to possesse 
y* same & Every part & percell thereof without at any time jr* hindrance Lett, 
Trouble or Contradiction of me y® said Shadrach Manton my Heirs or Assignes, or 
of any person for By, through or under me And that y® said William Haukins 
jun! doth at this present day of y® Signeing & Sealeing hereof stand lawfully 
seized & possessed with y® said land & Every part & percell thereof as y* true & 



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most Rightfull inhiritor without any Conditions limitations use or other thing to 
passe, alter, or change y* same ; And I doe also by these presents bind my selfe, 
my Heii-s, my Exsecutors, my Administrators at all times to save harmelesse & 
defend y* said William Haukins jun^ his Heirs Exsecutors &c from all hindrances. 
Molestations, Jncumbrances Troubles Rights Jntrests, Claymes, Titles, which 
may arise by vertue of any other Bargaine, Sale, Gift, imbazelment or [87] Mort- 
gage Made or done by me y* said Shadrach Manton concerning y* said percells of 
land. Or of any person by through or under me Jn witnesse whereof I doe here- 
unto set my hand & Scale this Ninth day of Aprill in y* yeare one thousand Six 

hundred Seventy Seven. 

Shadrach Manton 
Signed Sealed & delivered 

in y* presence of us 

John Browne 

John Dexter 

ThisDeede or writeing beareing date y* fifteenth day of October in 
Pardon y« yeare one Thousand Six hundred. Seventy Six wittnesseth. That I 

Deed to Pardou Tilliughast of Providence in y* CoUoney of Roade Jland & 

wm. Hawkins, Provideuce plantations Together with y® Consent of Liddea my wife 

have for a full & valluable satisfaction Received, Bargained, Sold & 
made over unto William Haukings jun!of Providence aforesd; Twenty acrs of land 
and a share of Meaddow adjoyneing to it being five acrs more or lesse ; which said 
land & Meaddow was some times in possession of Wickenden, and was afterwards 
in y® possession of John Steere, And is Scituated & lieth on jr* East side of y* 
River called y* west River, being bounded on y* south End by land of ye afore- 
said William Haukins, on y* west by y* River aforesaid, on y* north & Norwest 
partly by y* Comons of y* Towne of Providence & partly by a small water course 
falling into y® aforesd west River, and is y® Bound devideing jr* aforesaid land 
from y* land which was possessed by Leonard Smith, one y* East side by y® afore- 
said townes Comon ; All which land and meaddow being twenty-five acrs, more, or 
lesse, with all y* profitts, Privilidges & Appurtenances & Comodityes belonging 
there unto I doe by these presents acknowledge to be jr* lawfull Right & for y® 
aforesaid William H-aukins his Heii-s Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes quiet 
& peaceably to possesse & Enjoy for Ever, without any let hindrance or Molestta- 
tion from me my Heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes. And also doe 
firmely bind my selfe my Heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assigfnes to save & 
keepe harmelesse y® said William Haukins his heirs Exsecutors Administrators or 
Assignes from all lawfull Claymes what so Ever that may or shall at any time be 
made by any person to y* aforesaid land or Meaddow Jn witnes whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand & scale the day & yeare above written. 



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Signed Sealed 

and delivered in Pardon Tillinghast 

jr* presence of The marke of X Liddea Tillnghast L. S. 

Daniell Williams 

Samuell Winsor./ 

[88] Be it knowne unto all men by these presents That I John 
John steere Stcere of Providence of y* CoUoney of Roade Iland & Providence 

to Pardon •^ •' 

Tiiiinghaat Plantations, for & in Consideration of a full satisfaction received 

have Bargained Sold & made over unto Pardon Tillinghast of y* 
towne & CoUoney aforesaid that my twenty acrs of land & a share of Meaddow 
which was given & bequeath to me by William Wickenden deceased, which said 
twenty acra | and medow | lieth by y* west River Side, and is bounded on y* west 
by y® said River, on y* south by land of William Haukins, on y* East by a pine 
hill being y® Towns Comon on y* North, & North East by a Small Streame that 
devideth y* said twenty acrs of land from land that was William Reapes, of Roade 
Jland, All which land & Meaddow aforesaid withall y* privelidges & appurte- 
nances thereof & thereto belongeing I y* said John Steere doe with y® Consent of 
Hannah my Wife acknowledge to be in y* possession and for y* use of y* said 
Pardon Tillinghast his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes for him or 
them quietly & peaceably to injoy Even for for Ever without any Challenge Lett 
or Molestation of me, my Heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes unto y* 
true acknowledgment of this to be my act & deede I doe here unto sett my hand 
& Scale this sixt day of September in y* yeare one Thousand six hundred seventy 
in y* presence of 

Henry Browne John Steere L. S. 

James Gray. 

The 28 day of y* first Month so called 1679. 

Be it knowne unto all men by these presents That I Robert West 
Robert West of Providcuce in new England Planter for divers Considerations 
Waterman Movciug me hereunto have bargained & sold unto Resolved Water- 

man all my Right in Providence which is to say my houselot which 
containeth in Esteemation foure acrs More or lesse. Bounded on y* West End 
with y" streete, & on y* North side the home lott of Thomas Hopkins, & on y* 
East End y* highway, & on y* south side y* home lott of Joshua Winsor And 
also one share of Meaddow containeing three acrs, be it more or lesse ; being 
bounded on y* East part with a Meere banke & on y* west part on y® Comon, & 
on y* South part by y® Meaddow ground of y* widdow man ; And on y* North- 
west part ad joyneing to the 25 acrs of land ; with another percell of land lieing in 



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y® neck that y" towne stands on being laid out for six acre by y® Eighteene foote 
pole, y* East side bounded with a high way, & jr* west part bounded with y* land 
of William Haukins & the south End with a highway, and the north part bounded 
by the Comon ; And also another percell of land Containeing by £^temation 20 
& five acrs the north End being by [89] Wanasquatuckett River, the south End 
next y* Comon, and y* East side bounded partly with y* land of William Man 
and partly with y* Meaddow saveing a highway, And y* west side next y* Comon : 
And a five acre lott I bought of William Haukins joyneing to a five acre lott of 
y® widdow Mans And bounding upon Wanasquatuckett River and also with two 
aci*s and a halfe on this neck the towne stands on lieing neere to y® Salt River 
that leads to Pautuckett River in y* new inclosed ffield bounded on y* North 
with y® lott of Thomas Hopkins & on y* south bounded with y* lott of Thomas 
Roberts, All which lands & Meadow with my dwelling house and out houseing 
with all my fence & fenceings belonging to my home lot or any part or percell of 
y* lands before mentioned with all y® appurtenances there unto belonging with a 
whole Right in Comon also And I the said Robert West yeeld up & deliver peace- 
able & quiett possession unto th aforesaid Resolved Waterman And that it 
shall be lawfully for y* said Resolved Waterman his Aires & Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes peaceable & quietly to injoy all y® before mentioned prem- 
ises to him & his Aires for Ever, And I the said Robert West doe firmely bind 
my selfe by these presents to save & keepe harmelesse the aforesaid Resolved 
Waterman from any Molestation or trouble that may arise by me my Aires Exsec- 
utor Administrators or Assignes, or from any other pursons that shall or may 
justly lay clayme to any of these demised premises And also from all dowries, 
Joynters or Thirds or any other incumbrances what so Ever that shall or may 
justly Arise And I y* said Robert West in wittnes of this my act & deede have 
interchangeably sett to my hand and Scale the day & yeare above written 

Robert West L. S. 
Read Signed Sealed and and delivered in y* presence of us Jo" Sayles 

Tho: Hartt 
Arthur fifenner. 

Be it knowne unto all people by these presents That I Thomas 
cfeTe^ce Clcmcnce of Providence in y* CoUoney of Rhoade Jland & provi- 

to jhn Scott— dence plantations in New England for a Valuable consideration well 

& truely payd unto me by John Scott inhabetant of y® Towne & Col- 
loney aforesaid, the recept of which I doe owne & acknowledge have Bargained 
Sold Made over [90] and Confirmed, And by these presents doe bargaine sell 
make over and confirme unto y* said John Scott a percell of |up|land to y* 
quantetye of twenty acrs (be it more or lesse) The which land is Scituate lieing 



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& being upon y* playne called Waybossett plaine, I being possessed with jr* said 
land from jr* towne of providence for my Right of Twenty acre : Jt bounding on 
y® Norwest comer with a black oake tree marked : & on the southwest Cornner 
with a black oake tree marked, the which tree standeth neere unto the Pond 
comonly called by y* name long Pond ; on y* south East corner a white oake tree 
Marked ; And on the north East Corner with a black Oake tree Marked : The 
south side bounding with the land of John ffield inhabetant of y® aforesaid towne 
of Providen|ce| On y* North side with y* land of Roger Williams ; On y* East 
End with a valley which leadeth unto a small streame which Runneth into a salt 
Creeke or Coave called Haukins his Coave, alias, Muddy Coave ; bounded on jr* 
west End partly with a Cartway which leadeth from y* aforesaid towne of Provi- 
dence unto Mashapauge. All which said percell of land in forme & Manner accord- 
ing to y* bounds prescribed with all y* appurtenances, Bennefits, privelidges, 
profitts & Comodityes thereof & thereunto belonging, with all my Right Jntrest 
& title therein, I say I have, & by these presents doe make over & passe 
away both from myselfe my Heirs unto the said John Scott, both for him selfe 
& his Heirs to have & to hold as his or Either of theire true proper & lawfuU 
Right & inhiritance for Ever, Quietly & peaceably to injoy use & posesse all 
y^ said land & Every part & percell thereof unto theire owne singular bennefiitts 
& behoofe. without at any time y® hindrance, lett, Trouble, Contradiction or 
Molestation of me y* said Thomas Clemence, my Heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators or Assignes ; Or of any other person Either for, by, through, or under 
me; And I doe also by these presents firmely bind myselfe, my Heirs, my 
Exsecutors, my Administrators & Assignes at all times save harmelesse, & 
secure the said John Scott, his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes 
from all Molestations, troubles, or destirbances which shall or may arise upon any 
of y* aforebargained land, by any clayme which shall be layd unto y* same, or any 
part or percell thereof by any person or persons what so Ever claimeing or to 
Clayme by vertue of any former bargain|e| sale, imbazelment or Mortgagge at 
any time made done, or Comitted by me the said Thomas Clemence; As also 
to secure y* said John Scott, his Heirs & Assignes from Dowryes, Joynters, 
Intayles, or any Clayme of Thirds, as ariseing by or from Elizabeth my now 
wife, Jn wittnes whereof I doe here unto sett my hand & Scale this Twelfe day 
of June in this present yeare one Thousand six hundred sixty & five. 

Thomas Clemenc L. S. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in y* presence of us 
John Whippel Senior 
Thomas Olney junior 
Samuel Whipple. 



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[91] To all Christian people before whome this deede of Sale 
John scotte gj^^jj coiue John Scott inhabetant on y* west side of Pautuckett 

deed to j. i 

Renoiued River within y* limetts of y^ towne of Providence & Rebekah his 

Waterman ^^j£^ scndcth grectcing, Know yee, That I John Scott inhabetant on 

y* west side of Pautuckett River within y* limetts of y* towne of 
Providence in y* Colloney of Rhode Jsland & providence plantations in New 
England, have with y* free & volentarey Consent of Rebekah my wife Bargained, 
sold, Enffeoffed, Aliened, Made over & Confirmed, & by these presents doe bar- 
gaine, sell, Enfeofe, Alien, make over & Confirme unto Resolved Waterman of y® 
above said towne of Providence a quantety of land containeing twenty acrs the 
which percell of land I bought of Thomas Clemence Jnhabetant of y* towne of 
Providence aforesaid, & was by deede of sale passed over unto me y* aforesaid 
John Scott, I haveing Exchanged y* said percell of land with y* towne of Prov- 
idence, had it layd out unto mee by y* sirveior, & is scituate southwestward from 
the said towne of Providence about two Jnglish miles, & is bounded on y* west 
with a highway, on y* north side with y* Comon, on the East with y* land of 
Thomas Hopkins, on y* south with y* land of the above said Resolved Water- 
man. And is in breath from y* afore said Highway Eastward fifty two poles ; 
And in length from y* land of y* aforesaid Resolved Waterman northward Three 
score & one pole & three quarters of a pole ; Also this said percell of land is layd 
out by y* Eighteene foote pole. All which aforementioned percell of land as afore 
is Exprest ; I have for a valuable Consideration well & truely payd unto me the 
said John Scott have sold unto y* said Resolved Waterman with all my Right, 
Title & intrest therein, or any wayes thereunto belonging, I say for a full satis- 
faction in hand already received I have sold y* said percell of land unto him with 
all y® appurtenances, Bennefitts, privelidges profitts, & Comodityes thereof & 
thereunto belonging according unto y* bounds before Exprest, And doe by this 
instrument with all my Right intrest & title in y*, said land passe away y* same 
& Every part & percell thereof ; both from my selfe & from my Heirs unto y* said 
Resolved waterman, both for himselfe & for his Heirs To have & to hold as his, 
or Either of theire true proper & lawf ull Right of inhiritance for Ever, Quietly & 
peaceably to Enjoy, use & possesse y* same without any time y® hindrance, 
trouble, Lett, Molestation, or Contradiction of, or by me y* said John Scott my 
Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators or Assignes, or of any person Either fifor, by, 
through or under me ; And that y* said Resolved waterman doth at this presant 
day of y® Signeing and Sealeing here of stand truely & lawfully seized with the 
said percell of land & Every part & percell thereof as y® true & most Right- 
full inhiriter thereof, of a good, sure. Absolute, lawfull & undefeazeable Estate of 
inhiritance in fee simple, without any Contradiction, limitation, use, or any other- 
thing to passe alter or change y* same : And I doe also by these presents firmely 
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• 

bind myselfe, my Heires, my Exsecutors, AdminLstmtors & Assignes, at all times 
to save harmelesse, & defend y* said Reiolved waterman his Heirs, Exsecutors, 
Administrators & Assignes from all hindranc|es| troubles, letts, Jncumbrances, 
Molestations, Suits, Jntrests Claymes, Rights, Titles which shall arise, or be layde 
unto the said lands or any part, or percell thereof by any [92] person, or persons 
what so Evere, claymeing or to clayme by vertue of any other bargaine, sale, Gift^ 
imbazelment. Mortgage at any time made done or Comitted by me y* said John 
Scott, or of of any other person Either, by, through, or under me, or from any 
Clayme Elce made by any person or persons lawfully clajineing ; And doe also 
bind myselfe, my Heirs Exsecutors &etc : to secure y* said Resolved waterman 
his Heirs Exsecutors &*f from all claymes as of Dowre}'^, Joynters Jntayles, or 
of any clayme of thirds which at any time shall or may arise or be layd unto y** 
said lands or any part or percell thereof Either for, by, or through Rebekah my 
wife, this being my owne free act & deede with y* volentarey consent Rebekah 
my now wife. Jn witnesse thereof we doe hereunto set our hands & scales this 
twenty second of ffebruarey in y* yeare one Thousand six hundred sixty & Eight. 

Read, Signed, Sealed & delivered in the presence John Scott L. S. 

of us Shadrach Manton ^ Rebekah Scott. L. S. 

John Whipple junT 

Whereas there hath of long time benn a diference betweene y* 
Agreament towuc of Providcncc in v* Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence 

between The *^ ^ 

Town of Frov- plantations in new England, and Edward Jnman & some others with 
Edward Jninan ^^"^ iuhabctants of y® towuc & Colloney aforesaid about a tract of 

land lieing about a place called wesquadomsett, & in the northeme 
part of y* Towneshipp of y® aforesaid towne of Providence, & lieing bordring 
upon y* River called Pautuckett River: And y* said towne considering y* said 
Edward Jnman & y® rest with him concerned to be theire neighbours, and not 
being willing diferencyes should any longer betweene them continue. The said 
Edward Jnman & some other his Associats also haveing setled themselves & fam- 
ilyes upon y* said tract of land & bestowed much labour thereupon The which 
said Considerations mooveing y® said towne to indulgencye Rather than Rigor to 
remoove them and theire familyes of from y® same ; inclineing to part with some 
of theire Right that so a Neighbourly Amitye might be setled rather then to use 
Extreamety by which Annimossityes might be continued to posteritye ; The said 
towne of Providence haveing nominated, appoynted & fully impowred five persons 
(viz) Arthur ffenner, Richard Arnold William Hopkins, John Whipple jun^ & 
Thomas Olney jun^ theire trustees in theire name, & on theire behalfe to dispose, 
act doe and perforrae in all things as to y* premises according as theire owne 
understandings shall them direct. Therefore This Jndenture made the six & 



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twentieth day of Aprill in y® yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty & two 
betweene y** aforesaid towne of Providence \iy theii'e said trustees Arthur ffenner 
Richard Arnold William Hopkins, John Whipple jun^ & Thomas olney jun^ on y" 
one part, And Edward Jnman senior of y® aforesaid towne of Providence & his 
associats on y* other part wittnesseth, That for & upon y* abovesaid Considera- 
tions, & so to a finall Conclusion & Jshue of all diferences betweene y^ said towne 
of Providence, & y* said Edward Jnman & Associates as concerning y* aforesaid 
tract of land, That the said Edward Jnman & y* rest his associats with him con- 
cerned shall of y^ abouesaid tract of land have three thousand & five hundred 
acres amongst them to be devided ; The which said land being already by y* afore- 
said towne of Providence theire sirveiors laid out & devided from y* townes 
comon ; Jt lieing in three parts, (viz) two thousand three hundred & fifty acrs 
lieing north & be west the length crosse y* Easterne End of y* said Tract, part 
bordering upon Pautuckett River & part upon a small streame called wasqua- 
domsett River, bounding on the south Easterne comner with a white oake 
tree, & from the said white oake [93] Tree to range west & be south unto a 
heape of stones set for a southwesterne cornner boundes, & from y* said 
heape of stones to range north & be west to a great white pine which is y* nor- 
westerne corner bound And from y* said white pine to range about northeast 
& be East unto a pine tree standing upon y® bfimm of y^ banke at Pautuckett 
River, the which is a north Easterne cornner bound. Also one thousand acres 
of land at & upon Wansaukett hill, begining at y® Southerne End of y® said 
Wansaukutt hill, & so rangeing northward to Pautuckett River, the North End 
thereof bordering upon y* said River, The south Easterne comner being bounded 
with a Snagg tree, & from y* said Snagg tree to range west to a low Rock where 
on some stones are layd, the which Rock is a South westerne Comner bound ; & 
from y* said Rock to range North to a bigg Rock standing in Pautuckett River, a 
white oake tree standing southward from y* said Rock a little way from y* brimm 
of y* River banke, being marked for a range tree ; the which said Rock is a Nor- 
westerne Comner bound ; And from y® said Rock to follow y® River, unto a wal- 
nutt tree which standeth marked upon y® brimm of y® River banke, The which 
said walnutt tree is a north Easterne Cornner bound of y® sayd thousand acres of 
land. Also one hundred & fifty acres lieing at y® place where James Blackmore 
his house once stood ; the said land lieing foure square, the house place standing 
in y® midle of it. The south East comner being bounded with a low Rock on 
which is layd a percell of stones, & from y® said Rock to range north to a Maple 
tree marked for a north East Corner ; & from y^ said maple tree to range west to 
a stake set for a norwesterne Cornner bound, & so to range south to a walnutt 
tree marked for a South westerne cornner bound. As also considering jr® said 
Edward Jnman, & also Nathanaell M awry & John Mawrey who are theire already 



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settled that they cannot well subsist without some nieaddow ; The towne of Prov- 
dence doe by theire said trustees afore jiamed allow unto them, & to James Black- 
more those peeces of Meaddow called Mettetakonitt meaddows lieing within y* said 
tract together with all y* percells of Meaddow within y* said tract of land above- 
named the which lye Eastward from y^ said Metetakonitt Meaddowes, & also which 
lye Eastward of a north line from y* said Mettetakonitt Meaddow to Pautuckett 
River. And that all Cedar Swamps lieing & being within any part of y* afore- 
said three thousand & five hundred acres of land shall remaine the townes Comon, 
who shall not be debarred of highways for recourse thereunto, As also all lime 
stones contained in any part of y*" said landes to be free. All which said three 
thousand & five hundred acres of land & aforesaid percells of Meaddow with all 
y* appurtenances, bennefitts, privilidges profiitts and Comodityes thereof & there- 
unto belonging (only what is before Excepted ; & a highway of foure poles wide 
to goe through the said two thousand three hundred & fifty acres northward) Shall 
be, & from hence forth remaine unto the said Edward Jnman & his associats as 
aforesaid theire Heirs & Assignes for Ever. / to be houlden by y* said Edward 
Jnman & his said associates theire Heirs & Assignes by title from y® aforesaid 
Towne of Providence. Relinquishing, Nulling and by these, pl^sents wholy 
makeing voyd by y* said Edward Jnman & his associats of all & Every Other 
Colour of Title & Clay me whatsoEver in all & Every y* said percells of land & 
meaddowes, & in all y* abovenamed tract with any other person or persons 
whomeso Ever by y* said Edward Jnman, or any for ; or with him, at any time 
made done or Contracted, or pretended to be made, done, or Contracted in any 
wise. And for the [94] said Edward Jnman & his said associats theire Heirs & 
Assignes from the day of y® Signeing & Sealeing hereof & Ever after, to hold y* 
said lands & Every part thereof of a good Title in fee simple, with full power & 
lawf uU Right to use & possesse, bargaine, sell, give, grant lease out, set to Rent, 
will away or any wayes to despose of at the said persons theire wills & pleasures, 
any of y® aforesaid demised lands or any part thereof with out at any time the 
hindrance, lett Trouble Contradiction, Molestation, or suite, of, or by y* said 
Towne of Providence who now maintaine y* purchasse of lands of y* said Towne, 
or here after shall maintaine y® same. The said lands layd out beareing measure 
by y® Eighteene foote pole : The highway allowed also beareing by y* same 
measure. In wittnesse of the premises both partyes doe hereunto sett theire 
hands & scales the day and yeare above written 

Signed & Sealed in y* presence of Alexander Balkcom Samuell Walker 
Edward Jnman Stephen Arnold Nathaniell Mawrey John Mawry 
Edward Jnman & his associats theire scale. L. S. 

Arthur ffenner Richard Arnold William Hopkins John Whipple jun! Thomas 
Olney jun' The towne of Providence Trustees theire scale L. S. 



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Vpon the 17'V day of flfebruarey in y® yeare 168J : Layd out in 
The Record i\^q Kiorht of the deceivsed Robert Pike seven acres of land, And in 

of >'• Returne ^ 

of Robert the Right of the deceased Matureene Belloq foure acres of land all in 

Pike and ^^^ perccU, all to cfcther makeincf Eleven acrs it lieincf & beincf in 

Beiioo theire that tract of land Called the Neck ; And in tliat arrae of y® Great 

Swampe which butteth westward against Benjamin Hearnton Sen! 

his home Lotte : On which said arme of y* Swampe Daniell Browne 
of this towne of Providence is now settled : The which said Eleven acres of land 
is bounded on y® North Easterne Cornner with a maple tree on y® norwesterne 
Cornner with a black Oake tree ; from y® aforesaid Maple tree it is to range west- 
ward unto y® Roote of a bigg Redd oake tree which is falle|n| downe which is a 
cornner bound of Thomas ffield his land, & from y® said Cornner of | the 
said I Thomas ifield his land, to range more norwestward unto y® aforesaid black 
oake tree : Bounding on jr® South Easterne Cornner with a Red Oake tree, Each 
tree being marked on two sides ; & on y® Southwesterne Cornner with an Ash 
Stock, or Small tree, y® topp being cutt downe about five foote from y® ground 
The Easterne Side being bounded with a highway which lieth along the westerne 
side of Epenetus Olney his land, the westerne part bounding with y® land of y® 
aforesaid Daniell Browne ; On y® Northerne part partly with y® land of jr® afore- 
said Thomas ffield & partly with y® Comon, & on jr® Southerne part with y® 
Remainder of jr® said arme of y® Swampe. The said Eleven acres of land beareing 
measure by y® Eighteene foote pole ; Jt haveing formerly benn laid out by Arthur 
ffenner Sirveior, but y® boundes being all lost it hath benn ag^ine there laid out. / 
Laid out the day & yeare abovesaid By me Thomas Olney Sirveior. / 

[96] Vpon the 26*? day of May in the yeare 1684 : Laid out 
The Record ^nto Benjamin Hearnton Senior in the Ricfht of y® said Benjamin 

of v« returne •' , o ./ j 

of Ben : Hcamton in y® second devision Sixty acres of land, Jt lieing & 

liearntona being uccre uuto y® south part o? y® tract of land belonging to 

Edward Jnman & his partners neere y® place Called Wesquadom- 
esett, it lieing length wayes East North East & West Southwest, & breadth 
wayes North norwest and South South East, Bounding on the nor|th| westerne 
Cornner with a Stake drove into y® Ground ; & on y® North Easterne Cornner 
with a Stake drove into y® ground, On y® South Easterne Cornner with a forked 
white Oake tree, & on y® Southwesterne Cornner with a Stake drove into y® 
ground : The west southwest End bounding upon the land of Joseph Hearnton, 
the north norwest side bounding with y® Townes Comon, & at y® Norwesterne 
part only a highway betweene it & the aforesaid tract of land belonging to Edward 
& his partners : The East north Easterne End bounding with y® townes Comon ; 
& y® South Easterne side being bounded with Comon ; Only the southwesterne 
part of y® same side bounding upon the meadow of lawrance willkenson. 



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Abo in y* same Right & in y" same devision Laid out unto y' said Benjamin 
Heamton a peece of Swampye land & some upland Contained within it, as also 
one small peece of Meadow Containeing about one acre ; The which said percell 
of Swampej land, upland & peece of Meadow is in lue of a Share of Meadow in 
y* said secoud Devision, the said peece of Meadow lieing aboute halfe a mile 
Southward from y* aforesaid Sixty acres of land, & lieing upon a Small Brooke, 
bounding on y' Southward End with Meadow now in y" possesion of Edward 
Inman, on y" Northward End with the meadow of Daniell Browne, on y" Easteme 
part mth y* ssid Brooke, & on y* westeme part with y" Comon ; The aforesaid 
Swampey land lieing about a mile South Eastward from the said peece of Meadow, 
& is bounded on the northerne End with the meaddow, or Swampye land belong- 
ing unto John Belloo & partly with Common ; all y" other parts bounding withe 
Comon, Jt being bounded with a stake at y* nortih Norwest Cornner & also with a 
stake at the south southwest Corner, Each other Comner being bounded with a 
tree or Stake ; The formes of the lands are as follow. 

Laid Out the day & yeare abovesd by me Thomas Olney Siveior. / 



S^^fi- 




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[96] Aprill y* thii'teenth in the yeare oue thousand six hun- 
A Return ^j^^ Eighty & five, Layd out in the Right of the deceased M' : John 

Laid out Clarke formerly of Newport on Rhode Jsland Seventy acres of land 

of John Clark *^^ lioing in ouc percell, the which belongeth unto y* said fif John 
of Newport—. Clarke in y* landes of Providence in his Right of the Second devision 

The which is Sixty acres & tenn acres ; The which tenn acres is in 
lue of a share of meaddow in y^ said devision ; The Said Seventy acres is scituate 
lieing & being within the limmitts of the Towne of Providence, and neere unto 
Observation Meaddow ; Bounded on the northeme side with the land of Thomas 
Olney of said Providence, & on the southeme side with the Comon ; On the 
westerne End with the Comon, or highway, & on the Easteme End with the 
Comon; The south Easterne Cornner being bounded with a pretty bigg Rock 
with some stones layd upon it, and from the said Rock to Range northward to a 
Pine tree marked, which said Pine tree is a bound of the said Thomas Olney his 
land ; the South westerne Cornner being bounded with a heape of Stones, & from 
the Said heape of Stones to range northward, to another heape of stones which is 
another bound of the aforesaid Thomas Olney his land ; layd out by y* Eighteene 
f oote pole. / 

Layd Out the day & 
yeare abovesaid 
By me Thomas Olney 

Sirveior. 

Aprill y* 11*? 1686 : Laid out unto Daniell Browne fifty & nine 
A Return acrcs of land in lue of land formerly layd out unto him neere the 

Daniel Brown placc Called wcsquadomsctt but now laid downe againe to Comon 

The said fifty nine acres of land now layd out is scituate lieing & 
being in y* woods Comonly Called Loquasqusick woods, & is betweene the now 
dwelling of James Belloo & the now dwelling of Benjamin Heamton jun^ & on 
both sides of a small streame which runneth into y* land of Edward Jnman & his 
partners, Jt being part upland & part Swampye land ; Jt bounding on the south 
Easterne Cornner with a stsCke with some stones about it, & so to Runn north- 
ward, over the Brooke some distance upon y* upland to a heape of stones, & from 
y* said heape of stones to run Eastwar|d| to a flat Rock which is an Easterne 
cornner bound, & from the said Rock to range northward to a white oake tree 
marked for a Cornner, & from y* saide white oake to range west norwestward to a 
black oake tree standing by y* cart way side, it being a range tree, & from y^ said 
Black oake to range norwestward to a stake drove into y® Ground which is a 
Northeme Corner, & from y* said stake to range westward to y® brooke ( & then 
to goe Northward down the brooke | to a maple tree Standing on y* west side of 



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y* Brooke marked for a Bound, & from the Said maple to range westward to 
another maple tree marked for a bound, & from that said maple tree to range 
Southward to a greene oake tree marked for a bound, & from y* said greene oake 
tree to Range Eastward to a black oake tree marked for a bound, & from the said 
black Oake tree to Range South South & be westward to | a | stake drove into y* 
ground with a heape of stones laid about it, the which is a Southwesterne cornner 
bound of y® said fifty & nine acres of land; Bounding [97] on y* Southeme part 
partly with Comon & partly with the meadow or Swampy land of James Belloo, 
on the Westerne part with y* Comon, on y* Easterne part with y* Comon, & on y* 
northeme part with y* Comon only in one place by y* Brooke it boundeth with a 
peece of Meaddow belonging to Edward Jnman. / 

Layd out as is above Exprest 
Aprill y« ll^f 1685 : By me 

Thomas olney Sirveior./ 

Aprill y* 11*? 1685 : Layd out in y* Right of the deceased Matur- 
Laid out eene BcUoo, two acres of low Swampey land lieing & being in y* 

Right of woods Comonly called Loquasqussuck woods, and about halfe a mile 

Be*iow ' *" ' westward from y** now dwelling of James Belloo, it being in lue of 

land changed from y* New field in the neck : The said two acres of 
land is Scituate on both sides of a Small Streame which runneth into, y* land of 
Edward Jnman & his partners : The westerne part, bounding partly with land 
layd out unto Daniell Browne & partly with y* Comon & on the northeme part 
with y? land of Daniell Browne. / One part of y^ said two acres bounding on the 
Southerne End with the land of John Belloo, & on y® Easterne side with the 
brooke ; the other part bounding on y® Southeme side, and Easterne End with y® 
Comon. 

Layd out y® day & yeare abovesd 

By me Thomas Olney 

Sirveior 
• • 
Aprill y* IVf 1685 : layd out in y® Right of y* deceased Robert 
lAid on pjjjg Jq ]^g of ig^jj^j formerly laid out for a Share of Meadow in y* 

the Right n • . 

of Robert Sccond dcvisiou, now changed & layd downe to Comon. The said 

^*^® land is tenn acres, & is now layd out ; and is Scituate lieing & being 

in y® woods comonly Called Loquasqussick woodes, & neere unto y* 
now dwelling of James Belloo, about South Eastward from it ; Jt bounding on y^ 
norwesterne Corner with a black oake tree marked ; / & on y® northeasterne Corn- 
ner with a black oake tree marked, & on the southwesterne Cornner with a black 
oake tree marked, & on ye South Easterne Cornner witli a low Rock : It lieing 
northward & southward y* lengthwayes, the breadthwayes Eastward & westward 



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the northerne End bounding with a highway, & y* westerne side with a highway, 

on the Easterne side with y* Comon, & on the southerne End with y* land of 

Henry Browne./ 

Laid out the day & yeare abovesaid, 

by me Thomas Olney Sirveior. / 



By Arthur ffenner Sirveior, & by William Hopkins Sirveior. sev- 
Laidto grail yeares since layd out unto John Belloo in the Right of his 

John Ballew. ^ •/ n 

deceased ffather Matureene Belloo for a Share of Meaddow in the 
Second devision tenn acres of low swampye land lieing & being in that part of 
Providence plantation Comonly Called [98] Loquasqussick woodes, & upon a 
small streame which Runneth into the land of Edward Jnman & his partners ; 
The which said tenn acres of land not being by y* said Arthur ffenner & y^ said 
William Hopkins returned to y* towne to be Recorded, The said land hath this 
Eleventh day of Aprill 1685 : benn by me Thomas Olney Sirveior Revewed, & 
the bounds thereof taken : Jt is bounded on the south Easterne Cornner with a 
stake drove into y* ground the which also is a boundery of the land of Benjamin 
Heamton Sen! And from y* said stake to range Eastward to a Maple tree marked : 
& from y^ said Maple tree to range Northward to a black Oake tree marked, & 
from ye said black oake to Range Northwestward to the aforesaid streame, & so 
up along the streame to a maple tree marked for a norwesterne Cornner bound ; 
The southerne part bounding with y* aforesaid Benjamin Hearntons^ land, the 
westerne part with y* Comon, & y* Easterne part with y* Comon ; the northerne 
part with y^ aforesaid streame & partly with swampy land. / 

• • 

Aprill y* 11*? 1685 Layd out in y® Right of y* deceased Matur- 

lAid in the ^enc Bclloo One acre of Swampye land in lue of land Chancfed from 

Maturin y® Ncw fields in the Neck, & is layd adjoyneing to y* Northerne part 

^^^^^ of John Belloo his tenn acres which was by Arthur ffenner Sirveior, 

& William Hopkins Sirveior layd out for a share of Meaddow in jr* 
second devision in y* Right of the deceased Mattureene Belloo ; The which said 
acre of land is bounded on y* South Easterne Cornner with a black oake tree 
v/hich is a North Easterne Cornner bound of y* aforesaid tenn acres, & from the 
said black oake to range North Eastward to a white oake tree standing by y* 
brooke Marked ; And from y** said white oake tree to Range Norwestward to 
another white oake Marked standing on y* westlerne] side of y* Swampe And 
from y* said white oake to Range westward to a maple tree which is y* Norwest- 
erne Bound of y* aforesaid tenn actes of land. 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesaid 
By me Thomas Olney 

m Sirveior. 



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Vpon the 8*? day of May in y* yeare 1685. 
Layd out unto Edward Jnman Eighty & Seven acres of land 
Layd to Edward lieing & being in y* woods Comonly knowne by y* Name of Loquas- 

quassick woodes & about three miles northward from y* Meaddow 
belonging to Valentine Whittman & y* Heirs of John Whipple sen^ 
(who is now deceased) and is Called by y^ name of loquasqussick meadow ; The 
said Eighty and seven acres of land being layd out in two parts, seven acres 
thereof lieing and being at y* place where John Jnman now dwelleth, his dwelling 
house standing upon y* said land, It lieing breadth wayes Nor-Norwestward & 
South-South Eastward ; and length wayes west south westward and East North 
Eastward ; Bounding on y* north Easteme Comer with a Chessnutt tree marked ; 
the other three Comners Each being bounded with a heape of stones : The west- 
south westerne End being bounded with a highway; the south south Easteme side 
being bounded with y* land of the aforsaid John Jnman ; The nor norwesteme 
side, & y* East north Easterne End being bounded with y* Comon. The other 
Eighty acres beginneth about three quarters of a mile North Eastward from y* said 
seven acres of land & lieth on y* westerne side of Pautuckett River, & adjoyne- 
ing to y* said River ; Tenn acres of the said Eighty acres haveing been formerly 
layd out by Capt : Hopkins, but y* bounds now againe vewed & the other land 
adjoyned to it which maketh the said Eighty acres lie all in one percell, And is 
bounded on the norwesterne Comner with a heape of stones, & from y® said heape 
of stones to range Eastward to y® aforesaid Pautuckett River to a low flatt Rock 
& a Red oake tree standing just together at the brinmi of the River, the tree being 
marked, they being a north Easteme [99] Comner Bound ; And from y® said 
North westerne Cornner bound aforesaid to range southwardly unto a stake drove 
into y* Ground standing upon a little Hill, & from y* said stake still to Range 
southwardly unto a bumed stumpe of a tree standing in a valley a little way North- 
ward from a brooke, & from y* said bumed stumpe to Range still Southward to a 
heape of Stones, & from y* said heape of Stones to Range South Eastward to a stake 
drove into y® ground with Some Stones layd about it, the which is a southeme 
Cornner of the said land ; And from y* said Southeme Comner to turne back & 
Range Northward to a black oake tree marked, & from y* said black oake tree to 
turne Eastward & so to range about twelve poles to another, and from that said 
black oake tree to turn southward & range to a stake sett into the Ground, & 
from jr* said stake, to turne & Range Eastward to y* aforesaid Pautuckett River 
to a Pine tree standing upon y* banke of y* said River, it being y® south Easterne 
Comner bound of y* said Eighty acres of land : The Easterne part of the said 
land is bounded all a long y* side with y* said Pautuckett River, on the Northerne 
End with Comon, on y* westerne side partly with a highway & partly with other 
Comon, I on | the southeme End and one Corner of y** Easterne part being boundec^ 
with y® Comon. 



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The said Eighty & seven acres being all layd out by the Eighteene foote pole. 

I^ayd out the day & yeare abovedaid 

By me Thomas Olney Sirveior 

To all people before whome this deede of Gift shall come I John Sheldon of 
of Pautuxett in y* towneshipp of Providence in jr* CoUoney of Rhode Island & 
Providence plantations in New England In America, Tanner, Sendeth greeteing : 

Know yee, That I the said John Sheldon not on a suddaine or 
John shehions mcerc motiou : But upon deliberat & cfood Consideration Have fully. 

Deed to his 

son Timothey freely and Absolutely Given, Granted, made over, passed away and 

Confirmed, And doe by, these presents fully, freely, & Absolutely for 
me my Heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes Give, Grant, make over, 
passe away & Confirme unto my Eldest son Timothey Sheldon his Heirs Exsec- 
utors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever sixty acres of upland with all the ben- 
nefitts, privelidges, & Appurtenances thereof or thereunto belonging what so 
Ever ; The said sixty acres of land lieing in y® said towne of Providence, & about 
foure miles in distance from the said towne westerly, & on y* southerne part of y* 
Hill called Sichamachute hill ; The which said land I the said John Sheldon pur- 
chased of William fenner formerly of this towne (now deceased) Bounding on y* 
southerne part with y* land of James Matteson of this towne, (deceased), on y* 
westeme End with y* townes Comon, on the Easterne End with y* towne Comon 
or highway, & on the northerne part with a share of land I the the said John 
Sheldon purchased of Arthur ffenner of said towne; Bounded on y* foure Corners 
thereof with foure heapes of stones ; being at Each comner one ; The said sixty 
acres of land being in length six score poles & in breadth foure score poles & 
beareing Measure by y* Eighteene foote pole. As also one third part of a full 
halfe Right of Comoning lieing on y* East side of y* foure mile line, the which 
said halfe Right of Comoning I the said John Sheldon obtained of william Arnold 
of Pautuxett (deceased) As also one third part of a full halfe Right of Comon- 
ning lieing betweene the foure mile line & y* seven mile line ; The which [100] 
said halfe Right of Comoning I purchassed of William Hopkins of said towne. 
And that my said son Timothy Sheldon doth at this present day of Ensealeing & 
delivery of these presents stand lawfully seized & possed of y* said sixty acres of 
upland & two thirds of Comoning of a good sure & lawf uU Estate of Jnhiritance 
in fee Simple To have and to hold the said sixty acres of upland & two Thirds of 
Comon and all & singular the premises above by these presents granted unto my 
aforesaid son Timothy Sheldon & his Heirs & Assignes for Ever. And I the said 
John Sheldon for me my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators doe hereby Covenant,: 
promise, Grant & agree to & with my said Son Timothy Sheldon & his Heirs, -^ 



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Exsecutors, Administrators & Assigiies for Ever, That the said land & ComoniDg 
& all & singular the premises above by these presents granted Now be, & for Ever 
hereafter shall be & remaine unto my aforesaid son Timothy Sheldon his Heirs, 
Exseeutors, Administrators & Assignes, Clearely aquitted. Exonerated, & dis- 
charged of & from all other Gifts, Grants, Leases, Joyntures, Dowres, Thirds, or 
any other Title, Clayme, Jntrest, demand or Jncumbrance what so Ever, had, 
made, suffered or done ; or to be had, made. Suffered, or done by me y* said John 
Sheldon my Heirs Exseeutors, Administrators, or Assigpies, or any person or per- 
sons by my meanes. Title, Consent, or procurement. And I the Said John Shel- 
don the said sixty acres of upland & two Thirds of Comoning above by these 
presents Granted unto my afore said son Timothy Sheldon & his Heirs & Assignes 
against me my Hell's & Assignes shall & will warrant & for Ever defend by these 
presents In wittnesse whereof I doe hereunto set my hand & scale this Eighteenth 
day of May one thousand six hundred & Eighty-five, & first yeare of y* Reigne of 
King James y* second &cf 

Signed Sealed & delivered John Sheldon L. S. 

in y* presence of us 

Benjamin Carpenter 

John Whipple 

Whereas John Smith (who was some time knowne by the name of Jameco John) 
formerly inhabetant of y® Towiie of Providence in y® CoUoney of Rhode Island & 
Providence plantations in new England, but now deceased) was by y** said towne 
of Providence accomedated with a five & twenty acre Right of landes & Comoning 
within the said plantation as by y* said towne Record doth appeare. Be it there- 
fore knowne unto all people by these presents That I John Smith of y* towne of 
Meaflfield in the Colloney of M assachussetts in New England, son & Heire unto y* 
aforenamed deceased John Smith for a valuable sume of money in hand already 
well & truely payd unto me by Samuell Comstock inhabetant of the aforesaid 
towne of Providence in said Colloney of Rhode Island & Providence plantations 

in New England, the Recept of which I doe owne & accknowledge 
John Smiths & (Jq© hereby [101] fully Clearely & Absolutely aquitt & discharge 
si^ui ^^^ b^ Heirs Exseeutors Administrators & Assignes of the same 

Comstock have bargained. Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliend, Made over and Confirmed ; 

And by these presents doe for me my Heirs Exseeutors, Adminis- 
trators & Assignes fully Clearely and Absolutely Bargaine, Sell, Enfeoffe, Alien, 
make over & Confirme unto y® said Samuell Comstock, unto him his Heirs & 
Assignes for Ever all the Right Jntrest Clayme & Title that I have, or that doth 
5any wayes belong or appertaine unto rae in all y® landes within y* towne | shipp | 
..^)f Providence aforesaid as I am son & Heire unto my aforesaid deceased father 



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John Smith ; All y* said lands & Comoniug unto y* said five & twenty acre Right 
belonging Granted unto my said ffather John Smith as aforesaid by y* said towne 
of Providence, with all y* appurtenances thereunto belonging ; both what is already 
layd out & devided from y* Comon of y* said towne of Providence, as also what 
is yet undevided, both upland, lowland, Meaddowes, Pastures Gomoning woods 
Groves, vnder woods. Timber, herbage, feedeings, waterings, Rivers, Brookes, 
Ponds, fishings, Grasse, Stones, Quarryes &c\ with all & Every theire appurte- 
nances ; with all the uses Jsues Rents, Profitts, Benefitts, Privelidges, & Comodi- 
tyes unto the said Right of lands, & unto y® said lands already devided any wayes 
belonging, or ariseing or Growing from y* same, or any part or percell thereof, or 
which at any time may arise or grow from y* same or any part or percell thereof, 
to be unto the said Samuell Comstock his Heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes to have & to hold as his, or Either of theire true proper & lawfuU Right 
& inhiritance in the most absolute | Tennure | of fee simple for Ever ; Quiet & 
peaceably to injoy use & possesse y* said Right of lands & Gomoning & Every 
part & percell thereof with all & Every theire appurtenances, uses, Jssues, Profitts, 
Rents, Bennefits, Privelidges, & Gomodityes without at any time the deniall, 
Molestation, Jnteruption, Eviction, Ejection, hindrance, Jncumbrance, Suite, or 
Gontradiction, of, or by me y* said John Smith, my Heirs, Exsecutors, Adminis- 
trators or Assignes, or of, or by any other person Either for, by. Through or under 
me ; And further, I doe I doe for me my Heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators 
Govenant with, & firmely by these presents Engage unto the said Samuell Gom- 
stock his Heirs, Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes at all times to save harme- 
lesse & defend the said Samuell Gomstock & Every his Heirs Exsecutors, Admin- 
istrators & Assignes from all Hindrances Troubles, Molestations, Jncumbrances, 
Rights, Glaymes Titles, Jntrests, Evictions, Ejections, Jnteruptions, Denialls, 
Suits, or challenges which at any time shall or may arise, or be laid unto y^ afore 
bargained Right of lands, or any part or percell thereof by any person, or persons 
what so Ever Glaymeing or to Glayme by vertue of any former bargaine Sale, 
Gift, Mortgage, or Jmbazelment at any time made done or Gomitted by me the 
said John Smith, or of, or by any other person Either for, by, through or 
under me. 

Jn wittnesse of the Premises I doe hereunto set my [102] hand & Scale the 
one & twentyeth day of May in the yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty & 
five. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in y* presence of us The mark of X 

Thomas Olney John Smith L. S. 

Thomas Olney jun^ 

Abraham Harding 



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Vpon y* 20*** day of May in y* yeare 1685: Layd out unto 
Tho»:Patey!i Tliomas Patcv fibout oue HCi-e &a quarter of land lieiner & beiner 

within that tract of land Called y*' neck & is cheifely lieing against 
y* Easteme End of y® home shares of land which formerly belonged unto the 
deceased Richard Scott, and y® deceased Roger williams, & also against y* Easteme 
End of y* home share of land or house lott belonging to Samuell wright: & is 
adjoyneing unto y* south westerne part of y* said Thomas Patey his land : Jt being 
bounded on y® westerne part with a highway which lieth betweene y* said peece of 
land & y® aforementioned home shares of land, bounding on y* northeme part with 
y* land of y* said Thomas Patey, on the Easteme part with land layd out by Cap- 
taine Arthur fifenner to Samuell winsor ; & y* Southerne part with land formerly 
belonging to Daniell Browne, but now in y* possession of Samuell Winsor. As 
also, allowed unto y** said Thomas Patey one small peece of land Containeing of 
some few poles, lieing within y* said Thomas Patey his inclosed land, & adjojme- 
ing to y* South Easterne Cornner ; & so part of y* Easteme End of his sayd land ; 
Bounding on y® westerne side with y"said Thomas Patey his land, on y* Northeme 
End with y' land of Epenetus olney, & on y* Easteme side with y* said Thomas 
Patey his fence. The said two percells of land being allowed unto y* said Thomas 
Patey to make him satisfaction for a foote way which goeth through his land in 
the neck where he now dweelleth ; to begin at the Southwesterne part thereof & 
so to goe downe along his land, & to goe by y® westerne End of his house (which 
now is) & so out into y* Comon at y* north Easteme part of his land. And also 
southward of y* said house, away to turne Eastward out of y* aforesaid foote way 
to goe into y® highway which lieth Eastward, or south Eastward of y* said Thomas 
Patey his house, & leadeth from thence towards y* fferrey place called the narrow 
passage. The said way through the said Thomas Patey his land being for a foote 
way only, & to be ; & all along not to Exceede one pole in breadth. 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesaid, 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

The land of Benjamin Hearnton sen^ in the second devision lieing 
Benjm Hearn- nccrc y® placc Called wasquadomsett, & a litle southward from the 
on the Right land which belongeth to Edward Inman & his partners, the which 
wi^""*"^ was layd out in y® Right of william white unto y® said Benjamin 

Hearnton, & should have benn sixty acres; Jt bounding on the 
South Easterne Corner with a white oake tree, on y® norwesteme Cornner with a 
black oake tree, on the southwesterne Corner with an Elme tree, & on y® north 
Easteme Cornner with a black oake tree, all marked ; The which said land was 
|ipon y® 13'** day of June in y® yeare 1685 Revewed & measured over & found to 
.Jbe but 30 acres: The other part which was wanting being 80 acres was upon y* 



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said 13^ day of June layd out unto y* said Benjamin Heamton about a mile & a 
halfe Southward from y* aforesaid 30 acres of land which lieth a little Southward 
from y® land which belongeth to Edward Jnman & his partners : The which said 
30 acres of land which was upon y* sayd 13*** day of June layd out to make up y* 
said share of upland in y* said devision, lieth a little Northward from the land of 
Joseph Williams, & is bounded [103] on y* southwesterne Cornner with a black 
oake tree marked, on y* Norwesteme Corner with a white oake tree marked, on y® 
northEasteme Comer with a stake set into the ground ; and on y* South Easterne 
Cornner with a white oake tree, marked ; Jt lieiug length wayes North Eastward 
& Southwestward, And beareing measure by y* 18 foote pole. 
Revewed, Measured & layd out June y* 13*** 1685 By Me 

Thomas Olney Sirveior. / 

Vpon the 13'** day of June in y* yeare 1685: Layd out unto 
Benjm Benjamin Hearnton sen^ 27 acrs of land: 25 acrs thereof being 

Return taken up for 25 acrs of land which was layd downe to Comon by y* 

place called Robbins Runn, and was with y® towne of Providence 
Exchanged. The other two acres being what was wanting of y* said Heam- 
ton his house lotts ; The which said 27 acrs of land is lieing & being about a 
mile southward from y® tract of land lieing at & about the place called wasqua- 
domesett belonging to Edward Jnman & his partners ; & is lieing length wayes 
northward & southward; Bounding on y* Norwesteme Comner with a stake 
drove into the ground ; on y* south westerne Comner with a small white oake 
with stones layd about y* Roote of it; on y* South Easteme Comner with a 
Chessnutt tree ; & on y* North Easteme Comner with a white oake tree ; All 
which said bounds was marked. The said land beareing measure by y* 18 foote 
pole. 

Laid out the day & yeare abovesaid, 

By me Thomas Olney Sirveior. / 

Vpon y* 16*** day of July in y* yeare 1685 Jn the Right of William 
Return of Hopkius for land due to him from the towne of Providence on y® 

to Pardon halfe Right which he bought of y* said towne, Layd Out unto Par- 

^*" h^i^'h ^^^ Tillinghast by y* order & appoyntment of y® said William Hop- 
of wm Hop. kins Thirty acrs of land lieing & being & adjoyneing to y* River 
^^^^ Called Wanasquatuckett River, & about foure miles westward from 

y® Harbour of 3^* aforesaid towne of Providence : Jt lieing length wayes north & 
be westward, & south & be Eastward & is a little wayes up the streame of y* said 
River from Thomas Clemence his second devision share of Meaddow : Bounding 
on a northeme Cornner with a black oake tree marked on two sides, on y® nor- 
westeme Comner with a Stake with some stones about it, on a Southerne Comer 



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widi a pine tree marked ; & on y* East erne Comner with a walnutt tree marked : / 
The south & be Easterne End being 40 poles wide, & the north & be westeme 
End 20 poles wide, The length being 160 poles, Jt beareing measure by y* 18 
foote pole. / 

Layd out the day & yeare abovesaid 

By me Thomas Olney Sirveior. / 

[104] To all people before whome this Deede of Sale shall come Thomas 
Arnold of y* towne of Providence in y* CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence 
plantations in New England sendeth greeting. Know Ye That I the aforesayd 
Thomas Arnold, for & in Consideration of a valuable sum of money in hand 
already well & truely payd unto me by Samuell Comstock Jnhabetant of y* towne 
& CoUoney aforesaid, & therewith doe owne & acknowledg myselfe to be fully 
Satisfied, Contented & payd, & doe hereby aquitt and discharge him, his Heirs, 
Exsecutore Administrators & Assignes of y* Same & Every part thereof have Bar- 
gained, Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliend, made over & Confirmed, And by these presents 
for me my heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators doe fully, Clearely & Absolutely 
Bargaine Sell, Enfeofe, Alien, make over & Confirme unto y* sayd Samuell Com- 
stock, unto him, his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever, A per- 
cell of land in Esteemation Thirty acrs (more or lesse) Scituate lieing & being 
within y* towneshipp of Providence aforesaid, & about two miles & a quarter nor- 
westward from y® Salt water or harbour in sayd Providence towne. The sayd 
land bounding on y* North Easterne Comner with two Small Greene oake trees 
both growing out of one Root & from those trees to Range westward to a Chess- 

nutt tree which is a Comner of John Brownes land, & from that 
Tho. Arnolds Chcssnutt tree still to Range westward to a Maple tree which is the 
Comstock Norwesteme Cornner bound of y* aforesaid land, and from y* sayd 

Maple tree to range Southward to a Greene Oake tree which is 
another Comner bound of y* said John Brownes land ; & from y® sayd Greene 
oake tree to goe south Eastward to a black oake tree standing upon a poynt of 
Rocks the which tree is a south westerne Cornner bound of y® sayd land; it 
bounding on an Easterne Cornner with a black oake tree the which is a south- 
westeme Comner bound of y® farme which belonged unto y* deceased Thomas 
Walling of sayd Providence, and from y* said black Oake tree to range Eastward 
to a Chestnutt tree marked on two sides (the which is a South Easterne Comner 
bound of y® sayd land,) & from y® sayd Chessnutt tree to range Southward to a 
peece of Meadow formerly belonging to Stephen Northup takeing of a Greene 
Oake tree marked on two sides in y" Range. The northerne part of y® sayd land 
bounding with y** Comon, the Easterne part with y® aforesayd Wallings farme, & 
a Northerne part of y® Southerne End of y® sayd land Iwunding with y® Sayd 



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land or farme of Thomas Walling aforesayd ; The Southerne End of y* sayd 
I land I bounding with meadow which formerly belonged to Stephen Noi-thupp 
formerly of Providence aforesayd, & where the meadow or land formerly belong- 
ing to y* sayd Stephen Northup Reacheth it not, there it boundeth with a brooke, 
The Sayd thirty acres of land all & Singular with all y* appurtenances, Benne- 
fitts, privelidges, vses, services ProfBts, Comodityes, Rents, Jncoms, Reversions, 
Remainders, And all y* trees, woods, under woods, Stones, Quarreyes, Mine- 
rails, [106] Pastureings, feedeings. After feedeings, Grasse, Herbage, water- 
ings, Springs, Ponds, Rivers,* Brookes within y* Said land Contained, or being or 
growing there upon, or which at any time hereafter may arise or grow thereon, 
with all and Every theire appurtenances, & Heredittements, & premises, & all 
manner of Profitts from or by y* sayd Demised land to me incident, belonging, or 
appertaineing: And also all the Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, possession, Ciayme 
& demand what so Ever of Me y* Sayd Thomas Arnold to be unto the Sayd Sam- 
uell Comstoek his Heirs & Assignes for Ever To have and to hold the Sayd thirty 
acres of land &.all and Every y* appurtenances & premises aforementioned all & 
Singular unto y* only | & | proper use & behoofe of him 3^* Sayd Samuell Corn- 
stock his Heirs & Assignes for Ever, unto him his Heirs & Assignes to be & 
remaine in y* Most Absolute tennure of fee Simple; And I the sayd Thomas 
Arnold doe hereby grant for me my Heirs Exsecutors & Administrators that I the 
said Thomas Arnold, my Heirs Executors & Administrators the said Thirty acres 
of land & all & Singular other y* premises hereby granted or mentioned & Every 
part & parcell thereof with all & singular theire & Every of theire Rights mem- 
bers and appurtenances unto y® Sayd Samuell Comstoek & his Heirs Exsecutors, 
Administrators & Assignes against me the sayd Thomas Arnold, my Heirs Exsec- 
utors, Administrators & Assignes, & against all & Eveiy other person or persons 
Claimeing or to ciayme, by, from, or under me shall & will warrant & defend by 
these presents | for Ever, | And I the sayd Thomas Arnold for my selfe, my heirs, 
Exsecutors & Administrators, & for Every of us doe Covenant promise & Grant 
to, & with the sayd Samuell Comstoek his Heirs, Exsecutors & Assignes & to 
Every of them by these presents, That I now am the true, & lawfuU owner of y* 
sayd Thirty acres of land, & all & Singular other y* premises hereby granted ; 
& have good Right, lawf uU & Absolute power & Authoritye in my selfe to bar- 
gaine sell & Convey unto y® said Samuell Comstoek his heirs & Assignes the 
sayd I thirty acres of | land & premises hereby mentioned & Granted. And also 
that y* sayd thirty acres of land & premises hereby mentioned & granted as afore- 
sayd, with all & Singular theire & Every of theire appurtenances now are & be, 
& from hence forth for Ever hereafter shall remaine. Continue & be unto y* sayd 
Samuell Comstoek his Heirs & Assignes free & Cleare, & freely Clearely & Abso- 
lutely by me the sayd Thomas Arnold my Heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators 

17 



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aquitted, freed, Exonerated, & discharged of, & from, all & all manner of former 
& other bargained, Sales, Gifts, Grants, feofeuients, Devises, y&eSy Jo3mt6r8 
Dowers, Jntayles, Estates, leases. Rights, Titles, Mortgages, Charges, Troubles, 
forfitures & Jncumbrances whtso Ever, had, made, Comitted, done, or suffered, or 
Caused, to be had, made Comitted or done, by me y* sayd Thomas Arnold, or any 
other person, or persons by or with my meanes, Consent, knowledg or procuremf 
Jn witnesse of the premisses I doe hereunto set my hand & Seale the twenty & 
ninth day of June [106] in y* yearo one thousand Six hundred Eighty & five. 

Signed, Sealed, &r delivered 

in y* presence of us Thomas Arnold L. S. 

Thomas Olney 
John Browne. 

The 29*** day of June 1685 the abovcnamed Thomjw Arnold acknowledged this 
Jnstrument before me 

Richai*d Arnold Assistant./ 

This Jnstrument of writcing may testefye to all people that it 
Ephraim doth, or Evcr may Concerne, That I Ephi-aim Carpenter of Mus- 

deed To his kccta Covc iu y^ townesliipp of Oyster Bay in Queenes County 
o**te**?' **^ upon long Jsland in the CoUoney of New Yorke, for divers good 

Causes & Considerations mooveing me thereunto. Doe give unto my 
Eldest Daughter Susanna Carpenter my homested with all the home lott & 
Jmproovement thereupon Called by the name of Rockey hill lieing within y* 
seven mile line in y® towneshipp of Providence, in y® CoUoney of Rhode Jsland, 
with so much land layd to y* home lott as shall make y® sayd lott fifty Acres. / 

I doe also give to my | said | daughter Susanna one hundred & fifty acres of 
land more lieing within y* seven mile line in y® towneshipp & CoUoney aforesayd 
as it Coms to be layd out by lott, with one third part of Comons within y* sayd 
seven mile line ; All y® which abovementioned lands I give to my daughter Sus- 
anna her heirs, Exsecutora, Administrators for Ever, for her y® sayd SusiOima, her 
hers, Exsecutors, Administrators to have & to hold & for Ever quietly to Jnjoy, 
& peaceably to possesse without any lett, hindrance & molestation from me, or 
any derived Authority from me for Ever to which I sett my hand & seale this 
twenty fift day of May 1685. 
Sealed & delivered in 

y* presence of us Ephraim Caipenter. 

John Dewsbury 
John TownsEnd 
John Wright 



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To all people before whome this deede of sale shall Come Tim- 
This deede Q^\yy Rroolces of y® townc of Swansey in y® Colloney of New plim- 
thi8io6&ye outh in New England & Mehittabell his wife sendeth greeteing, 
if'thil^okT* whereas it full & truely appeareth by legall manifestations That 
is also Roger Mawrey formerly Jnhabetant of y® towne of Providen|ce| in 

i^^ye'm-175- ^^ CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & providence plantations in New 
17C&177: England (deceased) did in his life time in Consideration of Mar- 

of^his booke; ^agc of liis daughter Mehittabell afore named unto her former hus- 
by iteason of band Eldad Kinsley of Rehoboth in y* Colloney of New Plimouth 
made upon it aforsayd (deceased) And for & in Satisfaction of a Certaine Sum of 
since the first mouey which y® sayd Roger Mawrey promised unto y* sayd Eldad 
there was not Kinslcy in Marriage with his sayd Daughter Mehittabell for part of 
Tti^The'flrst'^ her portion, did fully freely & Absolutely Give, Grant, make over & 
Recordbecause Confirmc uuto y® sayd Eldad Kinsley a Certaine quantetye of land 
joynedwTiose Contaiucing by Esteemation twelve acres Scituate lieing & being 
unto it. with in y® towneshipp of Providence aforesayd, & towards y* North- 

erne part of that Tract of land by the inhabitants of y* sayd towne 
of Providence Called the neck [107] And part of it lieing in y® Noi-therne 
part of y' Swampe called the great swampe. The which sayd part of y* sayd 
twelve acres is swampy land Contayneing of about six acres ; The other part of 
y* sayd twelve acres lieing on y* west side of y® sayd swampe, being all or y® 
most part upland, & is, or ought to be in quantetye six acres, and lieth y* north- 
Easterne | corner | thereof Adjoyneing to y® southwesterne Comer of y® afore- 
sayd I six acres of | Swampye land, a white oake tree standing for a bound of 
Each Cornner where y® sayd two Cornners meete : The westeme part of y* sayd 
percell of Swampey land is bounded with land now in possession of Abraham 
Hardin of Providence aforesayd & on y® Northerne part with y® land of Stephen 
1 [ardin of said towne, on y® Easteme part with y® Comon ; & on y® southeme part 
with y® land of John Arnold of Providence aforesaid : The other sayd percell of 
land bounding on y® Easteme part with a peece of Comon which lieth betweene 
y® sayd percell of land & y® aforementioned land of y® afore named John Arnold, 
on y® westerne part with y® highway, or Comon Rhode ; on y® Northerne part 
with land now in possession of Abraham Hardin aforesaid, & on y® southeme 
part with land now in possession of Josias Wilkenson of sayd Providence. 

Know Yee That the sayd Timothy Brookes for and in Considers^ 
Timothy ^^Jq^ ^f ^ valuable Sum of Money in hand already well & truely payd 

Deed to unto him by Henry Estins of y® aforesaid towne of Providence, in y* 

Henry Estins g^^j CoUoucy of Rhodc Island & Providence plantations in New 

England, the recept of which he doth owne & acknowledg & there- 
with to be fully satisfied Contented & payd & thereof & Every part & percell 



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thereof aquitt, Exonerate & dmcharge y* said Henry Estins, his heirs Exsecutors 
& Administrators & Every of them by these presents; Hath, (together with 
Mehittabell his | said | wife) Granted, Bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliened, Made 
over & Confirmed And with y* full, free & joynt Consent of Mehittabell his said 
wife by these presents Doth, for him his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators freely 
Clearely & Absolutely Grant, Bargaine, sell, Enfeoffe, Alien make over & Con- 
firme unto y* sayd Henry Estins, unto him his heirs & Assignes for Ever, the 
above named twelve acres of land with y* appurtenances. The which was by y* 
aforesaid Roger Mawrey Given, Granted & made over unto y* above named Eldad 
Kinsley, in satisfaction of part of a sum of money by y® sayd Roger Mawrey prom- 
ised unto y* sayd Eldad Kinsley in Marriage with his sayd daughter Mehittabell 
unto y* sayd Eldad Kinsley for her portion ; The said Twelve acres of land, & 
Every part & percell thereof with theire, & Every of theire appurtenances to be 
unto y® sayd Henry Estins. his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes, 
with all the benneffitts, privelidges, Proffitts, Rents, services, vses, Jncoms and 
advantages unto y® said Henry Estins his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes To have & to hold in fee simple, with all & Every the woods. Timber, 
under woods, Grasse feedeings, Pastureing, Brookes, Springs, Waterings, stones, 
quaryes mineralls, with all other matter, or thing upon y* same groweing or 
which at any time may arise, or grow thereon, or that the same may produce, or 
be produced there from, the sayd Henry Estins his heirs Exsecutors, Administra- 
tors and Assignes, the sayd twelve acres of land & Every part thereof with theire 
& Every of theire appurtenances & Every the premises, quiet & peaceably to 
Enjoy vse & possesse without at any time the hindrance, lett, trouble, molestation. 
Suite, Eviction, Ejection, Expulsion, Contradiction or [108] deniall of or by y* 
sayd Timothy Brookes his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes, or of, or 
by any other person or persons Either for By through, or under him. And further 
that the sayd Henry Estins his Heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes, 
shall by these presents, at all times by y* sayd Timothy Brookes his heirs Exsecu- 
tors and Administrators, be Secured kept harmelesse & defended from all bin* 
drances, Jncumbranccs, Molestations, Jntrests, troubles. Suits, Evictions, Ejections, 
Jnteruptions, demands, deniaUs, Rights, Titles, Claymes of Dowre, Joynture, 
Jntayles, Thirds, or any Clayme Else what so Ever which at any time may arise, 
or be layd, or made unto 3^* sayd demised Twelve acres of land, or any part or 
percell thereof by any person or persons whomesoever Claymeing, or lawfully to 
Clayme y* sayd lands with theire & Every of theire appurtenances unto y* sayd 
Henry Estins, The sayd Timothy Brookes, his heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators 
against all claymes lawfully made, shall, & will for Ever warrant & defend by 
these presents, Jn wittnesse whereof the said Timothy Brookes & Mehittabell his 
wife doe both hereunto sett theire hands & scales the third day of June in y* yeare 
one Thousand six hundred, Eighty & five. 



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Signed Sealed & delivered 

in y® presence of Timothy Brookes L. S. 

John Browne 

Thomas Olney Mehittabell Brookes 

Epenetus Olney her marke X L. S. 

Endorsed ; Possession given of y* land within specified by Timothy Brookes & 
Mehittabell his wife before John Martin Rowland Joanes & Thomas Estance, This 
third of June, 1685. 

Memorandum before Signeing & Sealeing, the words [part of] betweene y® 
seventh, & Eight lines, & betweene y* thirty three & thirty foure lines, & the 
word [be] betweene y* thirty Eight & thirty nine lines were interlined 

The Depossition of Epenetus Olney & John Whipple both of y* towne of Prov- 
idence in his Majestyes CoUony of Roade Jsland & Providence plantations in New 
England is as f olio wet h; That nine yeares since or there abouts, being on board 
of y® vessell that then Henry Beere was Master of, there being also abord Richard 
Scott of y* towne & CoUoney aforesayd (with severall others) The sayd Richard 
Scott desired these deponants to Come to him into the Cabbin, & desireing us to 
be wittneses to what he should declare, as to some of his Grand daughters. Did 
declare before these deponants (& severall others) that he y® sayd Richard Scott 
(by y* Great desire of his wife) had freely given & granted unto his three Grand 
daughters Sarah Scott, Mary Scott, & Katheren Scott his fifty acre devision of 
upland & Meaddow betweene y* seven mile line & y* foure mile line sett by order 
of y® said towne. And to be to them & theire heirs & Assignes in fee Simplexs for 
Ever ; This these deponants Sayth is trueth, & further saith not. / Taken upon 
Oath this Twenty Seventh day of Aprill one thousand Six hundred & Eighty Six, 

Before us 

Arthur ffenner Asistant 

Joseph Jenckes Asista : 

Richard Arnold Asistan* 

Recorded May y® first 1686 

By me Tho : Olney Towne Clarke. / 

[109] T^o all persons to whome these presents shall Come Ralph 
Ralph PaiM Paine of Newport on Rhode Jsland in y* CoUoney of Rhode Jsland 
Baker & Provideuce plantations in New England sendeth greeteing. / 

Know yee That I the sayd Ralph Payne for & in Consideration 
of y® sum of foure poundes Currant Silver Money of New England unto me in 
hand payd before 3^* sealeing & delivery of these presents By Thomas Baker of 
Newport aforesayd Taylor, the recept whereof I doe hereby acknowledge Have 



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Granted Aliend Jnfeoffed Bargained & sold, And by these presents for me my 
heirs E3Csecutors & Administi-ators doe fully Clearely & Absolutely Grant Alien, 
infeoffe, Bargainesell & Confirme unto y'sayd Thomas Baker his Heirs & Assignes 
for Ever all & singular y* Right, Estate Title & Intrest that I y* sayd Ralph 
Payne or my heirs & Assignes had & have or hereafter might have in or unto a 
five & twenty acre Right of Comoning within the limmitts & libertyes of y* Towne 
of Providence in the CoUoney aforesaid reaching or Extending so farr westward 
as y*seaven mile line set by order of y* sayd towne ; by y® Reason, vertue & power 
of one deede of Bargaine & sale Given & Granted under y* hand & seale of Joseph 
Smith of Providence aforesaid beareing date y* fifteenth day of June in the yeare 
one Thousand six hundred seventy & seven, & twenty ninth yeare of 3^* Reigne 
of his Majestye Charles y^ second, together with all & singular y^ privelidges & 
appurtenances there unto belonging, or in any wise ap^taineing to have and to 
hold the sayd five & twenty acre Right of Comoning together with all & singular 
y* premises above by y* presents granted unto him y* sayd Thomas Baker & his 
heires & Assignes for Ever ; And I y* sayd Ralph Payne, the twenty five aci'e of 
Comoning & all & singular y* premises hereby Bargained & Sold unto him y* sayd 
Thomas Baker & his heirs & Assignes, Against me my heirs & Assignes & any 
other person, or persons by my meanes. Title, Consent or Procurement lawfully 
Claymeing ye same, Will Warrant & for Ever defend by these, Jn wittnesse 
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the twenty fourth day of Decem- 
ber in y® yeare One thousand six hundred Eighty & five. / 

Ralph R. P. Paine L. S. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered his marke 

in y* presence of 
John Ward 
Thomas Ward. 

[110] To All people before whome these presents shall shall come Benja- 
min Heamton, senior of y® towne of Providence in y® CoUoney of Rhode Jslaud 
& Providence plantations in New England sendeth greetteing ; 

Know Yee That I the said Benjamin Hearnton takeing into Con- 
Benjm sideration the Condition of my son Benjamin Hearnton that hee is 

i>eedtohi8Son dcstitudc of a placc of setleraent, Doe for & in Consideration of y® 
"*"^° setling of my said son Benjamin Heamton of y® towne and CoUoney 

aforesayd ffreely Give, Grant, Enfeoff e. Alien, make Over & Confirme unto my 
said son Benjamin Hearnton unto him his Heirs & Assignes for Ever sixty acres 
of land the which I was possessed with by y® aforesaid towne of Providence in my 
owne Right in y® second devision ; As also together with y® Sayd Sixty acres of 
land I doe fi^eely Give, Grant, Enfeofife Alien make Over & Confirme unto my 



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sayd Son Benjamin Hearnton unto him his Heirs & Assignes for Ever a percell of 
swampye land & some upland contained within it ; As also one small peece of 
Meadow Containeing about one acre ; The which said percell of swampye land & 
upland in it Contained & said peece of Meadow I was possessed with by y* afore- 
said towne of Providence for my share of Meadow in y® sayd second devision. All 
which aforesayd lands are Scituate lieing & being within y* towneshipp of Provi- 
dence aforesaid & neere unto y* southerne part of y* tract of land belonging to 
Edward Jnman of said Providence & his partners, neere the place called Wesqua- 
domesett : The said sixty acres of land lieing length wayes East North East & 
west southwest, & breadth wayes west norwest & south southEast ; Bounding on 
y® Norwesteme Cornner with a stake drove into y* Ground, & on y* North East- 
erne Comner with a stake drove into y* Ground, on y* south Easteme Cornner 
with a forked white oake tree, & on y* southwesterne Cornner with a stake drove 
into y* ground ; The west southwest End upon y® land of Joseph Hearnton (one 
of my sons :) The, North Norwesteme side with y*townes Comon being bounded; 
and at y® North westerne part thereof Only a highway being between e it & y* 
aforesaid tract of land belonging to Edward Jnman & his Partners ; The East 
North East End bounding with y® townes Comon, & y® south south Easterne side 
being bounded with Comon, Only the south westerne part of y® same side bound- 
ing upon y® Meaddow of Lawrance Wilkenson. The said peece of Meadow lieing 
about halfe a Mile Southward from y® aforesaid sixty acres of land; & lieing 
upon a Small Brooke, Bounding on y® Southward End with meadow now in y® 
possession of Edward Jnman, on y® Northward End with y® Meadow of Daniell 
Browne, On y® Easteme part with y® sayd brooke, & on y® westerne part with 
y® Comon ; The sayd Swatnpye land lieing about a mile South | east | ward 
from y® sayd peece of Meadow & is bounded on y® Northeme End with y® 
Meadow belonging unto John Belloo & partly with Comon, All the other parts 
bounding on y® Comon, Jt being bounded with a stake at y® north norwast 
Cornner, & also with a [111] stake at y® south southwest Cornner, Each other 
Cornner also being bounded with a tree or Stike. The which sayd Sixty acres 
of land, percell of Swampye land with y® upland in it Contained, & sayd peece 
of Meadow with all & Every of theire appurtenances any wayes to them belong- 
ing or appertaincing, with all y® vses, Beneffitts, Privelidges, Profitts & Comod- 
ityes thereof or any wayes ariseing or Growing from 3^® same or any part 
thereof, or which may at any time arise, or grow there from to be unto my sayd 
Son Benjamin Hearnton to him his heirs and Assignes for Ever ; The sayd lands 
\vith theire appurtenances & Every part & percell thereof To have & to hold in 
y® most Absolute tenure of fee Simple, my sayd son Benjamin Hearnton his heirs, 
Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes, the sayd lands with theire appurtenances & 
Every part & percell thereof quiett & peaceably to injoy, vse & possesse as his or & 



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Either of theire true, Proper & lawful! Right & inheritance without at any tyme 

the hindrance lett, trouble, Molestation, Ejection, Suite or Contradiction of or by 

me y^ sayd Benjamin Hearnton, my Heirs Exsecutors, Administrators or Assignes, 

or of, or by any other person Either for, By through or under me. And that my 

sayd son Benjamin Hearnton his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 

shall at all tjines by me, my Heirs Exsecutors & Administrators be saved 

harmlesse & defended from all manner of Claymes which may arise or be layd 

unto y* sayd lands or any part or percell thereof or theire appurtenances by 

any person or persons what so Ever Claymeing or to Clayme by vertue of any 

former Bargaine, Sale, imbazelment. Gift or Mortgage at any time made, done, or 

Comitted by me 3^* sayd Benjamin Hearnton or of, or by any other person Either 

for "by. Through or under me. As also from any Clayme of Thirds ariseing By, 

Through, or from Elizabeth my my Now wife Jn wittnesse of y* Premises I 

doe here unto sett my hand & Scale the twentyeth day of Aprill in y* yeare 

one thousand six hundred Eighty & five. 

The marke of X Benjamin 

Signed Sealed & delivered Hearnton L. S. 

in y^ presence of us Senior 

James Blackmar 

Thomas Olney 

Elizabeth Hearnton the wife of Benjamin Hearnton Senior this twenty sev- 
enth of Aprill in y® yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty & five did asent 
freely | un|to y® abovesaid act & deede, & did freely resigne up her right of 
thirds therein unto her said Son Benjamin Hearnton Before me Richard Arnold 
Asista** 

[112] Whereas it hath pleased God by death to remoove Matureene Bello & 
Robert Pike formerly inhabetants of y* towne of Providence in y* Colloney of 
Rhode Jsland & providence plantations in New England, And Each one of them 
leaveing some Estate behind them in houseing lands goods & Cattell : And 
whereas y" sayd Matureene Belloo & the said Robert Pike died makeing no legall 
instrument or Jnstruments of disposition of theire sayd Estates, by reason whereof 
(if not timely prevented) Controvercyes may arise amongst theire successors con- 
cerning theire said Estates. Therefore for 3^* preventing of all inconveniencyes, 
differences & discord which at any time might arise betweene y* successors & sir- 
veiors of y® sayd Matureene Belloo & Robert Pike & theire posteritye Jt is Cov- 
enanted, Concluded, Determined & fully & joyntly agreed by Hannah Belloo 
widdow & Relique of y* aforesayd Deceased Matureene Belloo & daughter of y* 
sayd Robert Pike, & by John Belloo Eldest son of y* son of y* said Matureene 



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Belloo, And by James Belloo son of y* sayd Maturene Belloo, & by Peter Belloo 
son of y* sayd Matureene Belloo, & by Hannah Belloo daughter of y* sayd Matur- 
eene Belloo, all of y* towne of Providence in y* Colloney of Rhode Jsland and 
Providence plantations in New England, That the house lott which is in y* aforesd 
Providence towne which belonged to aforesayd Robert Pike, & also y® house lott 
w*** belonged unto y* aforesaid Matureene Belloo with all y* houseing on it ; And 
y* share of Meadow which belonged unto y® sayd Matureene Belloo which lieth at 
y* Great Meaddow ; And halfe y* Right of Comon with y* land yet devideable 
upon it reaching so farr west as y* seven mile line which belonged to y" sayd 
Robert Pike, & one quarter part of y* Right which belonged to y* sayd Matureene 
Belloo on y* west side of y* Seven mile line with all & Every theire appurtenances, 
& three Cowes, & five Swine, & all y* household Goods shall be unto y* said Han- 
nah Belloo widdow, & unto Hannah Belloo 3^* daughter of y® said Deceased 
Matureene Belloo unto them & theire Heirs & Assignes for Ever. And if any of 
y® sayd Estate shall at any time be desposed it shall be with both theire Consents 
& approbation : And that y* sayd Estate of houseing lands, Goods & Cattell, 
what shall be and remaine undesposed of by y® said two persons shall revert & be 
unto y* longest liver, of y* said two persons (Namely) y* said Hannah Belloo, 
widdow & Hannah Belloo y® daughter of y* sayd deceased Matureene Belloo, to 
them theire heirs & Assignes for Ever. 

That the Sixty acres of upland in y* second devision & y* share 
Secondly. Qf Mcadow in the same devision in the Right of the aforesaid [113] 

Matureene Belloo, & one halfe of y^ Right of Comon reaching so farr 
west from y* towne of Providence as y* seven mile line ; And a quarter part of y* 
Right beyond y* seven mile line, & one acre of Swampye land adjoyneing to y* 
aforesaid Share of Meadow, And halfe a six acre lott lieing in y* Neck betweene 
y® land of John Browne & y* land of Shadrach Manton, it being the west End or 
west halfe of y* Said Six acres of land together with all & Every of theire appur- 
tenances to be unto the aforesayd John Belloo to him & his heirs & Assignes for 
Ever. 

That the Sixty acres of land in y* second devision in y* Right of 
Thirdly y« aforcsaid Robert Pike, and y* tenn acres of land in the same devi- 

ion in y* Right of y* Said Robert Pike in lue of a Share of Meadow ; 
& a peece of Meaddow & Swampye land which was layd out in Exchange from y* 
New fields in the Right of y* aforesayd Matureene Belloo, And halfe the Right of 
Comon reaching from 3^* towne of Providence so farr west as y* seven mile line 
in y*^ Right of the aforesaid Robert Pike with what lands are devideable upon it, 
& one quarter part in y* Right of y* aforesaid Matureene Belloo in y* landes 

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beyond y* seven mile line, And one quarter part of a six acre lottlieing in y*Neck 
which lieth betweene y^ laud of John Browne & y® land of Shadrach Manton, the 
which sayd quarter part of y* Sayd Six acre lott is to lye at y* East End thereof, 
to be all the said lands & Comoning & all & Every theire appurtenances unto the 
sayd James Belloo aforenamed unto him his heirs and assignes for Ever. 

That the tenn acres of land which was bought of Samuell Whipple 
ffourthiy lieing west ward from y* Brooke Called Robbins Brooke & South- 

ward from waitings farme & Eleven acres of Swampye land lieing in 
y* Great Swampe in y* Neck, the which is both in y* Right of Robert Pike afore- 
said & also of y* aforesaid Matureeue Belloo & halfe a right of Comon reaching 
from y* towne of Providence so farr west as y* Seven mile line with y* lands yet 
devideable upon it in y* Right of y* aforesayd Matureene Belloo, And, a quarter 
part of y* Right of the aforesaid Matureene Belloo in y* lands beyond or on y* west 
side of the Seven mile line ; And a quarter part of a Six acre lott in 3^* neck which 
lieth betweene y* land of John Browne & y* land of Shadrach Manton the which 
Sayd quarter part is to lye betweene the af oresay John Belloo his Share of y* Sayd 
Six acres of y* Sayd James Belloo his Share of y* sayd Six acres to be all & Every 
part of the Said lands & Comoning & all & Every of theire appurtenances unto 
y* aforesayd Peter Belloo to him, his heirs & assignes for Ever. 

That in case So it Shall fall that y^ aforenamed widdow Hannah 
"'^^y Belloo shall stand in neede of [114] Assistance with Maintenance 

for her reliefe. Then shall the sayd John Belloo, & James Belloo & 
Peter Belloo, Each of them & theire Exsecutors, Heirs & Administrators be at 
Equall Charge for her Maintenance duering the terme of her Naturall life. 

That foure written Jnstruments be made the which shall all Cor- 
sixtiy respond & agree Each with other virbatum ; And that Each one of 

y* aforenamed concerned persons Shall Signe & Scale to Every one 
of y* said foure written Jnstruments ; And that any one of y* said foure written 
Jnstruments shall be good to all intents & purposes for Each of y* said persons, 
theire heirs Exsecutors, Administrators and Assignes to hold & maiutaine theire 
lands & Estates by, the which are therein Contained & mentioned for Each one 
theire part ; And that this Jnstrument is one of y^ said foure written Jnstruments. 
This being the Covenant, Conclusion, detirmination & full & joynt agreement 
made by y® aforesaid Hannah Belloo Widdow ; & John Belloo, James Belloo, 
Peter Belloo & Hannah Belloo daughter of y* sayd deceased Matureene Belloo Jn 
Witnesse thereof they doe all hereunto set theire hands & scales the first day of 
March in ye yeare one thousand Six hundred Eighty & five ; six. — 



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Signed & Sealed in y* 
presence of 

Thomas Olney, The marke of X Hannah 

Thomas Arnold, Belloo, (widdow) L. S. 

John Balloo L. S. 

James Balloo L. S. 

Peter Balloo L. S. 

The marke of h Hannah Belloo daughter, L. S. 

To All Christian People to whome this present deede of Sale Shall come John 
Blackstone of Boston in y* County of Suffolke in y* CoUoney of the Massachus- 
setts in New England Cordwainer, Sendeth greeteing, Know Yee, that I y* sayd 
John Blackstone for & in Consideration of y* Sum of thirty pounds of Currant 
money of New England to me in hand at and before y* Ensealeing & delivery of 
these pi-esents by Ephraim Peirce of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland 
& Povidence Plantations in New England aforesaid yeoman well & truely payd 
[115] the recept whereof I doe hereby acknowledge & my selfe therewith fully 
satisfied & Contented & thereof & of Every part thereof doe hereby aquitt Exon- 
erate & discharge the sayd Ephraim Peirce his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 

Assigaes for Ever by these presents have given Granted bargained 
John Biaxtone. g^j^j Aliened Enfeoffed & Confirmed & by these presents Doe fully, 

Deed to •/ * •^ » 

Ephraim freely, Clearely & Absolutely give gi'ant bargaine Sell Alien Enfeoffe 

pearce ^ Coufirmc uuto the said Ephraim Peirce his Heirs & Assignes for 

Ever All that my owne Moiety or halfe part of all that lott of 
upland & meadow land which was some time in the Jmprovement & possession of 
my ffather William Blackstone which is Scittuate in Sd Providence, which sayd 
Lott Containeth according to Estimation Sixty five Acres (be y* same more or 
lesse), being butted & bounded Eastward upon Pautuckett River; Southward 
upon y* Towne Comon land with marked Oake trees thereby & stones | lieing | 
against them, westward by y* land in the possession of sd Ephraim Peirce, North- 
ward by y* sayd Towne Comon & marked oake trees standing thereby & stones 
opposite against them ; or however otherwise y® said Lott is butted & bounded or 
reputed to be bounded. Together with all fences profitts Privilidges Rights 
Coraodityes & Appurtenances what soever to the same belonging or in any wise 
appertaineing or therewith now vsed occupyed & Enjoyed To have and to hold 
the sayd One Moeity or halfe part of y* said Lott of upland & meadow land butted 
& bounded as aforesd, with all other the above granted premises unto y*said Eph- 
raim Peirce his heirs & Assignes and to y* only proper vse benefitt & behoofe of 
him y* said Ephraim Peirce his Heirs & Assignes for Ever. And I the said John 
Blackstone for me My heirs Exsecutors and Administi-ators doe hereby Covenant 



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promise & grant to & with y* sayd Ephraim Peirce his heirs & Assignes in man- 
ner & forme following (that is to say) that at the time of y* Ensealeing & untill 
y® delivery of these presents I am y* true Sole & lawfull owner of all the afore- 
bargained premises & ani Lawfully Seized of & in y* same & every part thereof in 
My owne proper Right, And that I have in my selfe full power, good Right & 
lawfull authority to grant Sell Convey & asure y* same unto y* sayd Ephraim 
Peirce bis heirs & Assignes, as a good perfect & Absolute Estate of Jnheritance 
in ffee simple without any manner of Condition reversion or limmittation [116] 
whatsoever so as to alter Change defeate or make voyde y* same And that the 
said Ephraim Peirce his heirs & Assignes shall and may by force and vertue of 
these presents from time to time & at all times forever hereafter lawfully, peace- 
ably, & quietly have hold use occuppye posesse & Enjoy y* above granted prem- 
ises with theire appurtenances ffree & clearely aquitted & discharged of & from 
all manner of former & other gifts grants bargains sales Leases Morgages Joyn- 
tures Dowers judgments Executions Jntailes fforfeitures & of & from all other 
titles troubles Charges & Jncumbrances whatsoever had made, Committed done 
or suffered to be done by me y^ said John Blackstone or my heirs or Assignes at 
any time or times before y* Ensealeing hereof. And farther that I the said John 
Blackstone my heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes shall & will for ever 
here after warrant & defend y^ abovegranted premises with theire appurtenances 
& Every part thereof unto y" said Ephraim Peirce his heirs & Assignes against 
all persons whatsoever any wayes lawfully Claymeing or demanding the same or 
any part thereof. And Lastly that y* said John Blackstone his heirs & Assignes 
shall and will give unto y* said Ephraim Peirce such farther & Ample asureance 
of all y* aforebargained premises as in law or Equitye can be desired or required 
In Wittnese whereof I y* sayd John Blackstone have hereunto sett my hand & 
scale the Twenty Ninth day of July Anno Domi One Thousand six hundred 
Eighty & two Annoqe RRs Caroli Secundi Tricissimo Quarto | &c | 

Signed Sealed John Blaxton 

& delivered in y* presence of us L. S. 

Josiah Torrey 

John Holbrooke 

Eliezer Moody Serv* 

to John Hay ward Se!, 

This Jnstrument was acknowledged by y* within named John Blackston as 

his act and deede this 29"» day of July 1682 Before 

Hum: Davis Assist? 

John Blaxton did on y* 13*** day of December in y*yeare : 1688 : Acknowledge 
this Jnstrument written on the other side to be his act & deede, & that it standeth 



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good against himselfe his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators according to the 
Contents therein ; 

Before me Richard Arnold 

Assistant. / 

[117] Know all men ^ these presents that I John Reede of 
John ReedB Norwake in y* Collony of Conecticutt, some time lately of y* towne 
Nathiei pain of Providencc in y* Collony of Rhode Jsland & Providence planta- 
tions haveing a tract or percell of land bought of Nathiei Mory & 
John Mory of y* aforesaid towne of Providence in the aforesd Collony being the 
16*"* part of a purchasse made ^ y* sayd Moryes within the aforesd towneshipp of 
Providence at 3^* place called westcotttompscutt, I y* said John Reed have Sold 
& doe ^ these presents sell Alinat & sett over from me and from my heirs for 
Ever unto M' Nathaniell Payne of New BristoU in y® Collony of New Plimouth 
& to his heirs for Ever for good Consideration to me Contented & payd the 6"* 
part of y* purchasse of a tract of land as is aforementioned or my whole Jntrest & 
propriety of land within y* Bounds of y* aforesayd towne of Providence bought 
of y* sayd Nathaniell & John Mory And doe afirme my selfe to be y* true propri- 
ety of said land, And doe Exempt y^ same from all former Sales Bargains & 
Jncumbrances whatever, And I doe give full Power to y* said Nathaniell Paine 
aforesaid to aske demand & Receive from y* sayd Nathaniell and John Mory 
Bill of sale for y® said purchasse of land & to take possession of y* same as his 
owne free land to Enjoy for Ever without lett or Molestation from me & from my 
Heirs. And in Case 3^* sayd Nat" and John Mory doe refuse to give Bill of Sale 
& possession of sayd land, then I doe give Nathaniell Paine aforesd full power to 
sue for y* same, & also use all Lawfull meanes to obtaine it, And I doe promise 
to allow of Confirme Side by what the sayd Nathaniell Payne aforesayd shall doe, 
or Cause lawfully to be done ^ my power given about y* premises as if I had 
done the same my selfe ; And doe acknowledge y* sayd Paine to be sole propri- 
etor of y* sayd land & to be Recorded in his name & for his vse, witness my liand 
& Scale flfebruary 9^? 1685. The words, promise to, interlined betweene y* Sev- 
enth & Eight line was interlined before Signeing. 

Wm. Hedere John Reed L. S. 

Teat: ^ 

Daniell Burr. 

John Reed appeared fore me fiFebruary the 9"* 1685 : & acknowledged this above 
deed of sale to be his act & deed, his wife also Consents to y* Sale. 

Nathan Gold Asist. 

[118] Whereas Nathaniell Mawrey & John Mawrey Jnhabetants of the 
Towne of Providence in y* Collony of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations 



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in New England haveing some years since Sold unto John Reede formerly of y 
sayd towne of Providence, but now of Norwake in the CoUony of Coneticut, 
a quaatetye of land lieing & being within y* towneshipp of Providence aforesaid 
& at or about a place Called westquadomeset : That is to say, all our Right & 
Title in the one sixt part of a purchase made by us together with some others 
of a percell of land lieing as aforesaid. And whereas upon y* due scanning of 
Matters our aforesaid purchase falleth to be within y* towneshipp of Providence 
aforesaid (the which formerly wasnot so well understood) But y* sayd towne of 
Providence Considering the Matter that wee & our partners were already setled 
about y* said place called westquadomesett, they not being willing to remoove 
us (Edward Jnman being one, & wee properly partners with him) The sayd 
towne of Providence bounded out unto us together with others a Certaine tract 
of land about y^ sayd place called westquadomsett ; But whereas y® said John 
Reede hath passed away unto Nathaniell Paine of y^ Towne of Bristol! in y^ Col- 
loney of New-plimouth in New England his said Right of lands by him of us 
purchased, as by an Jnstrument under his hand & Scale beareing date ffebruary 
y* ninth one thousand Six hundred Eighty five appeareth, & thereby impoweth 
y* said Nathaniel Paine to aske demand & receive from us a bill of sale for y* said 
Purchase. Be it therefore knowne unto all people by these presents That wee 
the said Nathaniell Mawr|e|y & John Mawrey haveing some yeares since sold unto 
y* said John Reede all our Right, Intrest, & title which wee had or that did any 
wayes belong or appertaine unto us in one sixt part of a purchase of lands made 
by us together with some others aboute a place Called Westquadomesett w®** fell 
to be within y' towneshipp of Providence aforesd, Doe Now hereby Rattefie & 
Confirme unto y* said John Reede unto him his heires, & Assignes for Ever, a 
full & due proportion of y* said purchase as to a sixt part thereof proportioned 
with all other de visions within the aforesaid tract of land by y" said Towne of 
Providence bounded out ; the same to be contained & lye within y^ said tract by 
y* said towne of Providence sett by meets & bounds : part of y® sayd land by y' 
sayd John Reede purchassed being already in the right of the said John Reede 
layd out & bounded within the aforesaid tract by y® said Towne of Providence 
bounded out; with all & singular the privilidges & appurtenances there unto 
belonging. And all y* Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, use, property, possession, 
Clayme & demand whatsoever of us the said Nathaniell Mawrey & John Mawrey 
in or to y* sixt part according to proportion of sayd lands or any part or percell 
thereof To have & to hold the said aforebargained [119] lands & Every part & 

percell thereof unto the sayd John Reede his Heirs Exsecutors 
Nathaniel and Administrators & Assignes for Ever, to y* Only proper vse & behoofe 
Deed To of y* sayd John Reede his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 

John Reede Assigues for Evcr : And that y* sayd John Reede his heirs Exsec- 
utors Administrators & Assignes Doth & by force & vertue of these 



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presents from y* day of y* date hereof hence forward for Ever shall stand and he 
lawfully seized to him his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes of & in 3^* 
afore granted premises & Every part & percell thereof both what is already 
devided & what is yet undevided of a good, sure, lawfull absolute & undefeaze- 
able Estate of inhiritance in fee simple without any Conditions limittation vse or 
any other thing to passe, Alter or Change the same. And that y^ premises above 
by these presents mentioned & granted, & Every part & percell thereof is, & from 
time to time & at all times hereafter for ever shall be, Remayne & Continue to be 
the proper vse & behoofe of y^ sayd John Reede his heirs Exsecutors Administra- 
tors & Assignes for Ever, Cleare & free & freely & Clearely Exonerated aquit- 
ted & discharged, Or otherwise by us, Our heirs Exsecutors & Administrators suffi- 
ciently saved & kept harmelesse of & from all & all manner of former Bargains 
Sales, Gifts Grants Mortgages leases, Assignements made or done by us the sayd 
Nathaniell Mowrey & John Mawrey, And also from Jntayles or, power of thirds 
made or Claymed by or through Joanna & Mary our Now wives, & from all and 
Singular other Charges, Titles, troubles Jncumbrances & demands what soever 
had, made done or suffered to be done by us y* sayd Nathaniell Mawry & John 
Mawrey our heirs Exsecutors or Administrators, Or any other person or persons 
whatsoever by our or theire act, meanes. Consent, or procurement & against us 
our heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators, & against Every of us, & all & Every other 
person or persons whatsoEver lawfully Claymeing [120] any Estate, Right Title, 
Jntrest, Clayme or demand in or to y* same premises or any part or percell thereof 
from by, or under us, or any of us shall & will Warrant & for Ever defend by 
these presents Jn Wittness of the premises wee doe hereunto sett our hands seales 
y^ foureteenth day of July in y* yeare one Thousand six hundred Eighty & six. 
Memorandum, Wee y' abovesaid Nathaniell Mawrey & John Mawrey owne that 
wee have received full Twenty pounds in good Merchantable pay of the sayd 
John Reede for y® sayd purchasse which Made us full satisfaction for y* 



same. 

Signed, Sealed 

& delivered in 

y* presence 

of us 

Thomas Olney 
Stephen Payne 



Nathaniell Mawrey L. S. 
John Mawrey L. S. 



Memorandum 
y* words [the one sixt 
part of] betweene the 
fift & sixt lines was 
interlined before signe- 
ing & sealeing. And 
so also were y* two 
words in y^ fift line, 
& y* three words in 
y* sixt line blotted out. 



[142] 

To All people before whome this presant Jnstrument shall Come Nathaniell 
Payne of y* towne of Bristoll in y* Colloney of New Plimouth in New England 
sendeth greeteing. Know Yee, That I jr* said Nathaniell Payne for a valuable 
Consideration in hand already well & truely payd unto me by Alexander Balkham 

of y' towne of Providence in y* Colloney of Rhode Island & Provi- 
Nathaniel deuce plantations in New Eiicfland, the recept whereof I doe owne 

Paynes Deed * 

To Alexander & acknowledge, & doe therewith owne my selfe to be fully satis- 
®*^'^™ fied, Contented & Payd, Have bwgained, Sold, Enfefed, Aliend 

made over and Confirmed, And by these presents for me my heirs 
Exsecutors & Administrators Doe fully clearely & Absolutely bargaine sell, 
Enfeofe, Alien, make over & Confirme unto y* sayd Alexander Balkham unto him 
his heirs & Assignes for Ever, all the Right, Jntrest & propriety of land within 
y* Bounds of y* aforesaid towne of Providence, the which said whole Right, 
Intrest, & Propriety of lands belonging to John Reede of Norwake in the Collo- 
ney of Conecticutt but formerly [121] inhabetant of y* aforesayd towne of Prov- 
idence And was by me y* sayd Nathaniell Payne purchased of y* sayd John Reede 
as appears by an Jnstrument under y* sayd John Reede his hand & scale beareing 
date flFebruarey y* Ninth in y* yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty five ; The 
which sayd lands was by y* sayd John Reede purchassed of of Nathaniell Mawrey 
& John Mawrey of jr* towne of Providenc|e| aforesaid as by a deede of Confirma- 
tion thereof under y* hands of y* sayd Nathaniell Mawrey and John Mawrey with 
theire Scales afixed doth appeare ; wherein y* sayd land doth appeare to lye about 
a place within y* towneshipp of Providence aforesaid Called Westquadomesett. & 
within y* Compasse of a Certaine tract of land bounded out by y^ aforesaid towne 
of Providence : part thereof being already devided & layd out in the Right of y^ 
sayd John Reede : The which sayd Right as by y* sayd Nathaniell Mawrey & 
John Mawrey theire deede appeares to be 3r* sixt part of a former purchasse: 
theire Right & title in the same proportioned with other devisions within y* sayd 
tract of land by y* sayd towne of Providenc(e| bounded out, with all & singular y* 
privelidges & appurtenances thereunto belonging ; And all y® Estate Right Title, 
Jntrest, vse, property possession Clayme & demand whatsoever of me y^ sayd 
Nathaniell Payne in or to y* sayd Demised lands or any part or percell thereof To 
have and to hold the said demised lands & Every part & percell thereof unto y* 
sayd Alexander Balkham his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes for 
Ever ; to y* only proper vse & behoofe of jr* sayd Alexander Balkeham his Heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever : And that the sayd Alexander 
Balkham, his Heirs & Assignes his Exsecutors & Administrators by force & vertue 
of these presents now is & from y* day of y* date hereof hence forward for Ever 
shall stand & be lawfully seized to him his heirs Exsecutors Administrators &. 
Assignes of & in y* afore Granted premises & Every part & percell thereof of a 



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good sure lawful! Absolute & undefeazable Estate of inhiritance in fee simple, 
without any Conditions limitations, vse [122] or other thing to alter or change 
y® same. And that the premisses above by tliese presents mentioned & granted, 
bargained & sold & Every part & percell thereof is, & from time to time & at all 
times hereafter for Ever shall be Remaine & Continue to be the proper vse & 
behoofe of y® said Alexander Balkham his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes for Ever, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated aquitted & dis- 
charged or otherwise by me y* said Nathaniell Payne my Heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes suficiently saved & kept harmelesse of & from all & all Mai^- 
ner. former bargains, sales, Gifts, Grants, Mortgages leases Assignem? made or 
done by me the sayd Nathaniell Payne ; as also from Jntayles, or from any power 
of Thirds made or Claymed by or through Dorothy my Now wife ; And from all 
& singular other Charges Titles, Jncumbrances & demands whatsoEver had made 
done or Suffered to be done by me y* sayd Nathaniell Payne my heirs Exsecutors 
or Administrators, or any other person or persons whatsoever by my or theire act 
Meanes Consent or procurement; And against me, my heirs, Exsecutors & Admin- 
istrators & against Every of us, & all & Every other person or persons whatso 
Ever lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest Clayme or demand in 
or to y* same premises or any part or percell thereof from, by, or under me in any 
wise shall & will wan-ant & for Ever defend by these presents, Jn witness of the 
premises I doe hereunto sett my hand & scale the fourteenth day of July in the 
yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty & Six. 

Signed, Sealed Nathaniell Paine L. S. 

& delivered 

in y' presence 

of us. The words [called west- 

Thomas Olney quadomosett] interlined 

Stephen Payne betweene y^ twenty 

one & twenty two 
lines was done before 
Signeing & Sealeing. 

[ 123] To all people to whome these presents shall Come Abraham Man of 
y® towne of Providence in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence planta- 
tions in New England in America Sendeth greeting. Know Yee That I y* sayd 
Abraham Man for & in Consideration of the true & just sum of five pounds in & 
as Currant silver of New England to me well & truely payd before y* Ensealeing 
& deliver}^ of these presents by Ephmim Pearce of y' Towne & CoUony afore- 
sayd the receit whereof I doe hereby acknowledge & thereof, & therewith doe 
owne niyselfe to be fully satisfied Contented & payd Have Aliend, Granted, 

19 



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Bargained Sold Enfeofed and Confirmed, And doe by these presents for me my 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes Clearely Alien Grant bargaine sell 
Enfeofe & Confirme unto y^ sayd Ephraim Pearce & his heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes for Ever one halfe Right of Comoning all throughout the 
jurisdiction of y* sayd towne of providence with all y* undevided lands & mead- 
owes belonging or any wayes appertaineing to y* sayd halfe Right of Comoning : 
The sayd halfe Right of Comoning being y* one halfe Right of my deceased 
ffather William Man his purchasse Right of Comonage as he was one of y* num- 
ber of the purchassers of sayd towne ; And by my sayd ffathers last will & tester 
ment fell to be my Right, being Heire apparant to my | deceased | ffather, & in 
possession of y* same to bargaine sell or any other wayes to despose of y* same by 
good Right & lawful! authority therein : And that at y* presant day of y* signe- 
ing. & sealeing of this presant Jnstrument the sayd Ephraim Pearce his heirs, 
Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes doth stand legally Seized & possessed of 
y' sayd halfe Righ of Comoning & y* undevided lands & Meadowes there unto 
belonging of a good Right & lawf uU authoritye therein to Alien bargaine sell, or 
any other wayes to despose of the same, and to have & to hold the sayd halfe 
Right of Comoning & y* undevided lands & meadowes [124] there unto belong- 
ing & all & Singular at y* premises above by these presents Granted unto y® sayd 
Ephraim Pearce & his heirs & Assignes in fee simple for Ever ; And I y® sayd 

Abraham Man for me my heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
Abraham ^^^ hereby Covenant promise Grant & agree to & with the sayd 

Ephraim Ephraim Pearce his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for 

Pearce Evcr, That y* sayd halfe Right of Comoning & y* undevided lands 

& meadows & whatsoEver there unto belonging or appertaneing 
above by these presents Granted, now be & for Ever here after shall be & Remaine 
unto y® sayd Ephraim Pearce & his heirs Executors Administratoi"S & Assignes 
Clearely aquitted Exonerated & discharged of & from all other Gifts Grants 
leases. Judgments, Executions, Suits, Bills Bond's, Specialltyes, Joynters Thirds, 
Dowers or any other Title Clayme Jntrest demand or Jncumbrance whatsoEver 
had, Made Suffered, or done, Or to be | had, | made, suffered or done by me the 
said Abraham Man my heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes, or any person 
or persons by my Meanes Title Consent or procurement : And y® sayd Ephraim 
Pearce his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes y® sayd halfe Right of 
Comoning & y® undevided lands & y® Meadowes there unto belonging above by 
these presents granted unto y® sayd Ephraim Pearce & his Heirs & Assignes, 
Against Me my Heirs & Assignes shall & will warrant & for Ever defend by 
these presents Jn Witness Whereof I doe hereunto sett my hand & Scale this 
Tewelth day of October one thousand Six hundred & Eighty five, & y® first yeare 
of his Majestys Reign James y® Second EEtt : 

Signed Sealed Abraham Man L. S, 



& delivered in 

y* presence of us 

William Hopkins 

John Whipple. / 

This abovesaid deed was Signed 

Sealed & delivered, & witnessed 

in y* presence of us : the day 

of y® date of y* abovesaid, 

Joseph Jenck|es| Asist: 

Richard Arnold Asist. 

[126] Be it knowne unto all persons That whereas there was a Contro- 
vercye & difference betweene thirteene men concerning title of land lieing & scit- 
uate betweene Pawtuxett River & y* bounds of Providence towne (viz) William 
ffield, William Harris Roger Williams Thomas Olney Stukley Westcott Ezekiell 
HoUiman ffrancis Weston Richard Waterman John Throckmorton & John Greene 
on y' one party, And William Arnold william Carpenter & Zachary Rhodes the 
Assigne of Robert Coles on y® other party, And thinkeing to put an End to y' 
foresayd Controvercye : Some of y® foresayd persons or theire heirs or Assignes 
became bound to stand to y® detirmination of Arbetrators viz William Hathorn 
Eleasor Lusher John Easton & Joseph Torrey in y* yeare 1657 : And now one 
whose names are under written doe find that y* detirmination of y* foresaid Arbe- 
tration in not according to that which was Comitted to them y^ which was to arbe- 
trate Title of land, & they did deliver theire detirmination Contrarey to y^ Bonds 
& made the foresayd difference More darke & dubous then it was before : And 
also many of y® persons that were Concerned in y® foresaid Controvercyes of 
lands did not put anything to arbetration, & therefore they are not bound to stand 
to no detirmination of y® sayd Arbetrators: all which acts doe make y^ said Arbe- 
tration voyd in law & Reason ; Therefore all y" persons which were bound to y* 
foresaid Arbetration are not obleidged to stand to y^ said Arbetration nor tp any 
impossibillityes in y® law : Therefore in Consideration of all these acts and actions 
wee whose names are underwriten who are at presant y* proprietors Concerned in 
y® foresayd Tract of lands of pautuxett; doe see Cause to make a loveing & 
Mutuall agreement to devide all y® foresaid lands Equally to all that are now Con- 
cerned in y® devision according to y* Right of y® thirteene purchassers : Alwayes 
provided that these Conditions be observed (that is) That all the pei-sons that are 
Concerned in the purchasse of Pautuxett aforesaid shall have theire land layd out 
as Convenient to & for one as to another. [126] in Quantety Quallitye & Conven- 
iency to & neere theire meadowes or houses as y* land will aford to hold out 
according to Every mans Right that he have in y® foresaid lands, & Also Con- 
venient heiwayes to Every mans land or Meaddow : And also that all lands within 



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y^ said tract of laud that have benn bought Hold or Given shall remaiue & lye iu 
jr* same places as they were sold & given in according to y' teunure of theire deeds 
& y® specification thereof. And also that we shall procure a man that have arte & 
skell to devide all the tract of land which lieth betweene Pautuxett River & y* 
boundesof Providence: & y* salt River, on y* East& Pachasett River on y* west, 
or as farr, as it was formerly layd out; And it shall be layd out according to y** 
Conditions Manner & forme as aforesayd ; And that it shall be begun done & per- 
formed with all Expedition that possabell may be attained unto ; And that Every 
man or person that have any Right or Concernment or law full Clayme to y* fore- 
said lands or in or to any part thereof shall helpe to procure pay & assist the Sur- 
veior that we doe name or appoynt according to Every mans proportion of Right 
that they or wee have in any of y® aforesaid land or lands. And further it is 
agreed & detirmined y* Thomas ffield y* Successor of his vnkle William ffield to 
whome belongeth y* Right of Thomas James & y® Right of flfrancis Weston shall 
be accomedated with y® land of Pomecansett neck (so called) that is to say the 
salt Cove called Saxefrax Cove & Providence line on y* north, y* sea on the East 
& also on part of y* south, & on y* other part of y* south with y* fence of y* sayd 
Thomas ffield & Timothy Carpenter where it now standeth ; and the length is 
from y* sea on y® East to goe Neere y* midle of y® sayd land Westward to a ditch 
which was formerly made to be y* westeme bounds so farr as it reacheth ; & from 
y* South End of y* sayd ditch to goe on a strait line to y® place where the Cart 
path which goeth to Pumcansett striketh out of y® Comon Roadeway ; & on y* 
South side of y®said Cart* path the which will be a Southwesterne Comer ; & from 
y* sayd Cornner to strike away Eastward on a line to y* Cornner of y* sayd Thomas 
ffields fence where it meeteth with Timothy Carpenters fence & so Eastwardly to 
y® Salt Water Round by y® fence as aforesaid where it now standeth according to 
Robert Hazzards Mapp ; Provided that there be roome Sufficient by y* foresayd 
line for a Cart to passe by a certaine deep valley if other wise for y® line to give so 
Much way at that place for a cart to passe. And there [127] shall be liberty for 
y* foresaid proprietors of Pautuxett & theire successors for a Cart way through y' 
said land to y^ sea ; they who passing therein may not dammifie y* sayd Thomas 
ffield by leaveing downe of Barrs or dammifieing of any of his Come or Meadowes 
or hay &c. And y® said tract of land shall be to y* said Thomas ffield his Heirs & 
Assignes forever, in luie of all his Right in Pautuxett westward to Pauchassett 
River in y* Right of Thomas James & flFrances weston. Jt is also agreed that if 
any difference shall arise on y* aforesaid lands to be layd out (Thomas ffields only 
Excepted) as Concerning quantety & qualletye & Conveniancy shall be left to y* 
major part of foure of y' proprietors that y* unsatisfied partly shall chuse to 
detirme. And it is further agreed that when y" abovesaid lands are devided unto 
Each one his part, that Each party shall have an Jnstrument written & Signed by 



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Every proprietor of Ekch oiis part or parts of land ; This being our agreement 
mutually by us who have hereunto Subscribed, Jn wittnesse hereof wee doe here 
unto sett our hands & fix our seales this twenty seventh day of November in y* 
yeare one thousand Six hundred Eighty & two. 

Signed in y* presence Stephen Arnold L. S. 

& sealed Joseph Williams L. S. 

of — us — viz — Nathaniel Waterman L. S. 

Joseph Washbume Benjamin Carpenter L. S. 

Joseph Smith. Silas Carpenter L. S. 

Timothy Carpenter L. S. 

Thomas ffield L. S. 

The marke of M Mary | haris | wido L. S. 

Arthur flFenner L. S. 

Peleg Roades L. S. 

Memorandum whereas it is above written in y* nineteenth & twentyeth lines 
Convenient highwayes to Every Mans meadow besides y^ Comon Roade wayes 
that are layd out; Jt is ment thereby that Every man of us our heirs & Assignes 
shall have free Egresse & Regreesse to goe & to Come to any of his meadow that 
falls out w^^ in y* surcumfrance of another mans upland ; provided they shall not 
doe any damage to Come, grasse or any other thing by leaveing open of Gates or 
barrs witnes our handes & seales the day & yeare above written : wittnessed & 
Confirmed in presence of (viz) 

Joseph Washbume, 
Joseph Smith. 

[128] Whereas there hath formerly ben an agreement betweene Severall 
persons of y* thirteene proprietors of Pautuxett lands as in a writeing beareing 
date y* twenty seventh day of November 1682. doth appeare And some of y* pro- 
prietors of Pautuxett | will not | Condesent nor agree to any devision of pau- 
tuxett lands, but by, or according to an Arbetration in y® yeare 1657 : neere 29 
yeares agoe which they themselves have neglected contrarey to theire bonds, 
besides 5 men of y® thirteene were never bound nor Concerned in y* sayd Arbe- 
tration; besides many other Circumstances therein contayned contrarey to & 
against law, which makes it all voyd : Therefore we whose names are herein 
under written & have set our hands and have subscribed our Names & fixed our 
seales : Doe all of us here firmely bind our selves, our heirs Exsecutore, Adminis- 
trators & Assignes all both joyntly & severally by these presents in a bond of 
one hundred & fifty pound sterling to be payable upon demand unto y* 
Greived or Molested party or persons of us that have bound ourselves Each to 



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y* other by this foresayd bond ; That is to say pajrable by us, or any one or more 
of us that may or shall Refuse or deny or Neglect to help or defend & succour 
any one of those our partners that have subscribed to this bond ; And to be at 
Equall charges in all trialls & Sheuts of law, troubles. Molestations, or incum- 
brances That is, to be at Equall charge according to Every mans Right, or pro- 
portion that he have or doe Clayme in y^ sayd Pautuxett lands ; That is to helpe 
to defend & Succour one y* other against any person or persons whatsoever that 
shall not or will not take notice of our devision, or devideing of Pautuxett lands ; 
nor agree with us in pretence of y® foresaid Arbetration ; but yet they will intrude 
& make vse of any lands & will fall or cut downe trees wood or timber upon any 
of our lands after it is devided or layd out by us or by our order & Consent 
according to our agreement in y* yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty two ; 
now to Confirme this our bonds that wee have made Each one to y* other accord- 
ing to the true intent & meaneing of these foresayd bonds wee doe both joyntly & 
severaly set our hands & fix our scales this Twelue*** day of may in the yeare of 
our Lord one Thousand six hundred Eighty Six 

[129] Signed Sealed and Stephen Arnold L. S. 

Confirmed in presence Joseph Williams L. S. 

— of — us — viz — Nathaniell Waterman L. S. 

Joseph Washburn Thomas ffield L. S. 

Joseph Smith. Timothy Carpenter L. S. 

Silas Carpenter L, S. 

Benjamin Carpenter L. S. 

The marke of M Mary | harris | wido L. S. 

Arthur flFenner L. S. 

Peleg Rhodes L. S. 

Whereas there was formerly a bargaine made betweene me John 
The Record Thoruton jun! now of y' towne of Providence in y®Colloney of 
aquittan | ce i Rliodc Jslaud & Providcncc plantations in New England & Nathan- 
from Jon: j^jj Mawrcy of y* towne & CoUony aforsd as conceminff a percell of 

Thornton J J J & ir 

to Nath : land to y' quantety of two hundred acres the which I y* sayd John 

Mawry./ Tliomton bought of y® sayd Nathaniell Mawrey lieing neere about y* 

place called wasquadomesott within y® towneship of Providence afore- 
said as more perticularly appears by a certaine writeing as a memorandum of y* 
said bargaine, (in which writeing, only John Thornton is Exprest & not jun' 
added) for y® which sayd percell of land the sayd Nathaniell Mawry Received y*| 
sura of sixteene pounds of me y* sayd John Thornton in part of pay : But upon 
some further Considemtion betwee|ne| y* sayd Nathaniell Mawry & my selfe all y* 
sayd sixteene pounds is agayne repayd by y* sayd Nathaniell unto me y* sayd John 



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Thornton : The same I doe owne & acknowledg I have fully Received, And doe 
by these presents Relinquish, & wholy make null & voyd y* sayd bargaine, & doe 
promise & Engage that in some very short tyme I will deliver or Cause to be 
delivered unto y® sayd Nathaniell Mawrey his heirs or Assignes the aforespecified 
writeing the memorandum of y* sayd bargaine, & all other writeings or Receits to 
y* sayd Nathaniell Mawry belonging Relateing to y* sayd bargaine, or monies 
payd, wittnes my hand y* twenty Eight day of October in y* yeare one thousand 
Six hundred Eighty & foure, 1684. 

Wittnes The marke of T John Thornton jun! 

The marke of 

T Thomas Thornton 
Thomas olney jun*^ 
William Olney. 

[130] December 3'^ 1685 : Layd out unto Thomas Clemence 
Return of j^ ^y^^^ vallcy uccre unto that valley called Gotam valley twenty 

Tho«: Clemence Eight acrcs ou his owuc Right ; And it is bounded on the Southerne 

side with y* land in y* possession of Nathaniell Wsiterman & on y* 
North|eme| End with Wanasquatuckett River, & on y* southerne End with y*"" 
Comon, & with y* Eastenie side with wanasquatukett River & y* foure Corners 
are heapes of stones, & it was layd out by y* Eighteene foote pole y* day & yeare 
above written ; by me 

Arthur ffenner 
Surveior. / 

March 29'^ 1686 : Layd out on y* Northerne side of Thomas Clements land 
where he now liveth three acres of land by y* Eighteene foote pole & y* foure 
Corners are heapes of stones. Also on y* Easterne side of wanasquatuckett River 
layd out unto Thomas Clement twenty two acres & a halfe against his land on y* 
westerne side of wanasquatuckett River this twenty two acres is bounded on y* 
westerne side with wanasquatuckett River, & it is bounded on y* Easterne side 
with y* Comon, & on y* Northerne partly with y® land of Shadrach Man ton & 
partly with y* Comon, & at y* Northerne End it is bounded with y* Comon, foure 
acres haveing not that breadth, there being Eight Cornners to this twenty twoo 
acres of land & a halfe, although they joyne together, & y* Eight Cornners are 
heapes of stones, This land was layd out by y* Eighteene foote pole, y* day & 
yeare above written. 

By me Arthur ffenner 

Surveior. / 



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Layd out unto Edward Haukins, on y® Right of william Haukins 
Edward sixtv acres of land betweene y* foure mile line & seven mile line, it 

Hawkins _.•' _ 11.. i ^ ^^ ai 

Return Dcmg on }'* accouut of y* second devision betweene them Imes, And 

it lyeth about three quarters of a mile westwardly from William 
Haukins now dwelling house, And this sixty acres is bounded on the westeme 
End with jr* Comon, & on y* Easteme End with y* Comon, & on y® southerne side 
with y* Comon, & on y* northerne End with y* Comon, & jr* foure Cornners are 
heaps of stones, & it was layd out by y* Eighteene foote pole the tenth day of 
March, 1685, 6. 

By me Arthur ffenner 

Sirveior. / 

Upon y* 9'^ day of September in y* yeare 1686. Layd out unto 
whT**^- !• Eliezer Whipple in y* Right of Christopher Smith fifty acres of land 
Return on in y* third devision of lands, it lieing in two percells 80 acres thereof 

?hrteto*'her ii^ing & adjoyucing to a percell of land of y* sayd Eliezer Whipple, 
Smith his land which was layd out unto him neere pautuckett River about 

two miles north Eastward from y* Meaddow belonging to Valentine 
Whittman & jr* successors of the deceased [131] John Whipple Senior, called Loq- 
uasqussuck Meadow, The which sayd 80 acres of land is partly bounded North- 
wardly with y* aforesaid land of jr* sayd Eliezer Whipple & partly with jr* Comon ; 
Eastwardly & southwardly bounding with y* Comon ; The westeme part bound- 
ing partly with y* Comon & partly with y* land of John Jnman. The northEast- 
erne Comner being bounded with a White Oake tree which is y^ South Easterne 
cornner bound of the aforesayd land formerly layd out unto y^ sayd Eliezer whip- 
pie ; & from y® sayd white oake tree to range Westwai*d to another white oake 
tree ; and from that white oake to range some few poles southwestward to a black 
oake tree & from thence to range Southwestward to another black oake tree; & 
from y* sayd black Oake tree to turne Eastward & so to range to a Maple tree, 
and from y® sayd Maple tree to range East South Eastward to a Chessnutt tree 
which is y* North Easteme Cornner bound of John Jnman his land, & from y® 
sayd Chessnutt tree to i-ange South & be Eastward to a heape of Stones which is 
another bound of John Jnmans land ; & from y* sayd heape of stones to range 
East & l)e Southward to a white oake tree, & from y* sayd white Oake tree to 
turne & Range North & be westward unto the first named white oake tree ; all y® 
sayd trees being marked ; A highway of foure poles wide lieing all along through 
y* sayd land Northward & Southward allowance being already given for y* same 
within y* Compasse of y* sayd land. / 

The other percell being 20 acres lieing about y* place called Loquasqussuck & 
adjoyneing to the south side, or south Easterne side of y* land of William Whip- 
ple ; the North Easterne part being bounded with a highway ; the southEasterne & 



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southwesteme parts with y Comon. & y* Northwesteme part with y* aforesaid 

William Whipple his land, The north Easterne Corner being a low Rock haveing 

some other small Rocks or bigg Rock stones on y* westeme side of it; The Nor- 

westeme Cornner being bounded with a witch Elme tree haveing some stones 

layd about it ; the South Easterne Cornner being a black Oake tree with som 

stones layd about it ; the southwesteme Corner a walnutt tree with som stones 

about it ; The trees being all Marked ; The land beareing Measure by y* 18 foote 

pole. 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesaid 

By me Thomas Olney 

Surveior. / 

[132] March 24^^ 1686 -6 

Layd out unto Eliezer Whipple on y* Right of Edward Smith Six acres & a 
halfe of land at Loquasqusuck, it lieth betweene y" land of Edward Smith & 
Eliazer Whipple, & it is bounded with theire land about it, & y* Cornners are 
heapes of stones, & it was layd out by y* Eighteene foote pole the day and yeare 
above written. / 

Vpon y* 24*** day of October in jr* yeare 1685. / 
Layd out unto Valentine Whittman fifty acres of land in his 
Valentine owue Ricfht of a fifty acre devision ordred by y* towne of Providence 

Whitmans ° -« rt- 

Return to be layd out on y* East Side of y® four mile line ; as also six acres 

& a halfe in an additionall devision ordred by y* sayd towne to be 
layd out. As also 5 acres being a house lot remooved out of y* neck, by 
Exchange. Sixteene acres of y* sayd fifty acres of land is layd out adjoyneing to 
y® westerne & norwesterne parts of y* sayd Valentine whittmans land about y* 
place called Loquasqussucks: The sayd 16 acres is bounded on y* westeme & 
Norwesterne parts with y" Comon, on y* southwesteme End with Mashausuck 
River, on y® Easterne & south Easterne parts with y* land of y® sayd Valentine 
Whittman, Jt bounding on a westerne Cornner with an Ash tree marked stand- 
ing by y* River, & from y* sayd tiee to Range North Eastward to a stake drove 
into y* ground, & from y* sayd stake to range North & be Eastward to a low 
Rock with some stones upon it & about it, & from y* sayd Rock to Range East- 
ward to a maple tree marked, the which maple tree is a corner bound of y* sayd 
valentine Whitman his land formerly layd out unto him. The sayd house lott & 
y* sayd six acres & a halfe & y® Remainder of y* sayd fifty acres of land is all 
layd out in one pereell, & Contiiineth forty five acres & ahalfe & is scituate lieing 
& being about a mile & a halfe Norwestward from y* Meaddow called Loquas- 
qussuck Meaddow ; lieing lengthwayes East & be northwaitl & west & be south- 
ward, breadth wayes North & be westward, & south & be Eastward, bounding on 



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y* Norwesteme Cornner with a stake & a heape of stones, & on y* North Easteme 

Cornner with a stake & some stones about it ; on y® South Easterne Cornner with 

a Red Oake tree Marked, & on y* Southwesterne Cornner a burch tree Marked ; 

Each part of y* sayd land being bounded with y* Comon. Layd out by y* 18 

foote pole. 

Layd out y* day & yeare abouesayd. 

By me Thomas Olney 

Surveior. 

[ 133] Upon y« 23f day of October in y* yeare 1685. Layd out 
Epheraim ^jq|^ Ephraim Pierce in y" Riffht of Abraham Man 25 acres of land 

Pearce Return r ./ o 

on the right it being halfe of a fifty acre devision ordred by y* towne of Provi- 
Mans*^****™ dence to be layd out on the East side of y* foure mile line. Also 3 

acres & a quarter of land in y** Right of Abraham Man it being halfe 
of an aditionall devision agreed upon & ordred by y* towne of Prov- 
idence to be layd out ; Also 12 acres of land in the Right of Valentine whittman 
which formerly y* sayd Ephraim Pierce bought of Valentine whittman ; All which 
sayd percells of land maketh 40 acres & aquarter, they lieing all to gether in one 
peece, & are adjoyneing to the Easterne, y* northerne & westerne parts of a per- 
cell of land belonging to y* sayd Ephraim Pierce which formerly was layd out 
unto him ; The which said land is scituate lieing & being neere about halfe a mile 
westward from y* tract of land about y* place called Wasquadomesett belonging 
to Edward Jnman & his partners ; Jt lieing length wayes northward & southward, 
& is bounded on ye south Easterne Cornner with a walnutt tree with stones layd 
about it, on y* northe|a|sterne Cornner with a white oake tree, with stones layd 
about itt, on y* southwesterne Comer with a low Rock with stones layd on it & 
about it ; & on y* Norwesterne Cornner with a white oake with stones about y* 
Roote of it layd. Each part bounding with the Comon ; beareing Measure by y* 
18 foote pole. / 

Layd out y* day & yeare aforesaid 

By me Thomas Olney 

Surveior./ 

To all people to whome these presents shall come know y* that Edward Ben- 
nett of y* towne of Providence in y* Colloney of Rhode Island & Providence plan-, 
tations in New England Sendeth greeting. Know Yee That I y* sayd Edward 
Bennett for & in Consideration of y® just sum of six pounds & seven shillings in 
silver money Currant in new England in hand truely payd before Sealeing & 
delivery of these presents by Stephen Arnold of Pautuxett in Providence in y* 
Colloney aforesaid the Recept of which I doe owne & acknowledge, & therewith 



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I am fully contented & Payd : I have Granted, Aliend, Enfeofed, Bargained & 
sold, & by these presents for me, my heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes, 
I doe fully, Clearely & Absolutely Grant, Bargaine, & Sell & Confirme unto the 
[134] foresaid Stephen Arnold & his heirs & Assignes for Ever ; a certaine percell, 
or tract of upland; it ariseing to my fifather Samuell Bennett, deceased who was 

one of y* number of y** purchassers ; The sayd lands was layd out 
Edward upon accouut of y* Second devision share or fifty acre devision ; the 

to Stephen s^jd land being in measure by jr* Eighteene foote pole seventy acres 

Arnold \yQ [^ more or lesse ; and lyeing in distance from 3^* sayd towne west- 

wardly ; bounding on all foure sides with y® iownes Comon ; The 
sayd land being bounded on y* North East Cornner with a pine tree Marked, & 
on y* South Easterne Corner with a stake marked with stones, & on y^ Norwest 
Cornner with a small black oake marked, & on y* South Easterne Cornner with 
a white oake marked : The which sayd land was given to me y* sayd Edward 
Bennett my heirs & Assignes for Ever, by y® last will of my deceased fifather Sam- 
uell Bennett ; The which sayd Seventy acres of land with all y* bennefitts & 
privelidges what so ever there unto belonging to be to y* Sayd Stephen Arnold 
his heirs & Assignes for Ever to bargaine, Exchange, sell, or any other wayes 
despose as they shall see Cause : And also to hav|e| & to hold the sayd land, with 
all and singular y* premises above by these presents Granted unto the said Stephen 
Arnold & his heirs & Assignes for Ever to his and theire proper use & behoofe for 
Ever; And I the foresayd Edward Bennett for me my heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trato]r8| & Assignes doe hereby Covenant, promise & agree to & with the sayd 
Stephen Arnold his heirs & Assignes, That y** said land above by these presents 
Granted now be, & for Ever hereafter shall be & Remaine unto y* sayd Stephen 
Arnold & his heirs & Assignes Clearely aquitted & dischai'ged from all former 
bargains Gifts Grants leases morgages Dowres Thirds or any other title, Clayme, 
Jntrest, demand, or incumbranc]e| what so Ever had, made, suflFered or done, or 
to be had made sufered or done by me y" sayd Edward Bennett | or | my heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes, or any person or persons what so ever, by 
my meanes, Title, Consent or procurement ; And I y* sayd Edward Bennett for 
y* said land & all & singular y premises above by these presents Granted unto y* 
sayd Stephen Arnold against me y" sayd Edward Bennett my heirs or Assignes or 
any other person or persons lawfully Claymeing any part of y® fo|r|e sd land, I 
shall & will warrant & for Ever defend by these presents ; Jn wittnes whereof I 
doe hereunto set my hand & Scale this twenty ninth day of November one thou- 
sand Six hundred Eighty Six, & in y* second yeare of our Sovereigne Lord y* 
Kings Reigne James y* second, of [135] Great Brittaine fif ranee & Jreland King, 
&et?: 

Memorandum the word in y* tenth line, who) & y* two words Corner, in y* 
fourteen & fifteenth lines, & y* word, marked, in jr* fifteenth line, & y* word land 



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in y* three & twentieth line were all interlined before y* Signeing & Sealeing of 
these presents 

Signed Sealed & The mai-k E B of 

delivered in presence Edward Bennett 

of us — viz — 
James Blackmar 
Benjamin Carpenter. 

The deede which the af oread writeing is the Record of, hath two words in it 
more then is in y* Record, which words are in y^ 12f line, There in y* deede it is 
sayd [by y* Eighteene foote & halfe pole] but y* Record only sayth, y* Eighteene 
foote pole, because y* sayd land was layd out to Samuell Bennett by y* Eighteene 
foote pole 

"As Attesteth Thomas Olney Towne Clarke of Providence, who was Surveior, & 
layd out y* sayd land unto y* sd Samuell Bennett. / 

Vpon 3r* 5*^ day of September in y* yeare 1685 
Layd out unto Samuell Whipple in y* Right of Roger Mawry & 
SMttuei of Daniell Comstock 13 acres of land Heine: in y® neck 6 acres & 

Raturns on ahalfc being to one Right, & 6 acres & a halfe to y® other, it lieing in 
theRif^btof j.^Q percells, one percell thereof being 10 acres lieing on y® west side 
ComBtock of y* great Swampe, a little Northward from y" place called y* second 

opening ; bounding on Every part with y* Comon ; The south East- 
erne Comer being bounded with a black oake tree with stones layd about it at y* 
Roote, on y* norwesteme Corner with a stake & a heape of stones about it ; on y* 
north Easterne Cornner with y* west End of a low flat Rock a heape of stones 
layd up upon it, on y* southwesterne Corner with a stake & a heape of stones 
about it. The other percell being three acres & is lieing betweene the head [136] 
of Benjamin Hearnton sein? house lot whereon he now dwelleth & y* Great 
Swampe, & is bounded on y* Easterne part partly witli y® land of Daniell Browne 
& partly with y® land of y® sayd Samuell Wliipple ; the Southerne part being 
bounded partly with y* land of y* sayd Samuell Whipple & partly with y*" land of 
John Smith y® Mason ; The northerne & norwest^rne part bounding with y* 
Comon, the North Easterne Corner being bounded witli a white oake tree which 
is a corner bound of Daniell Browne his land, & from y* sayd white oake tree to 
goe westward to a stake v/ith a heape of stones about it, tlie which is a Northerne 
Comer of y® sayd land & from y* sayd stake and heape of stones to goe south- 
westward to a greene oake tree with stones layd about y® Roots of it, the which is 
a corner bound of John Smith Mason his land. 

Layd out upon y® Aditionall devision, & beareing measure by the Eighteene 
foote pole. 

Layd out y* yeare, & day abovesaid By me Thomas Olney 

Surveior. / 



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September y* 9*?» 1685 : 

Layd out unto Samuell Whipple in 3^* Right of Roger Mawrey 34 
Samuel acies of land ; Jt beine part of a fifty acre devision which was agreed 

Whipples ^ Ct t^ J & 

Return on the upou by y** towuc of Providencc to be layd out on y* East side of y* 
Mawre^' foure mile line ; The which sayd 3-4 acres of land is scituate lieing 

& being on y* west side of Moshausick River and adjoyneing to y* 
westeme part of y* sayd Samuell Whipple his land which lieth about y* place 
called Loquasqussuck. The northerne Cornner of y^ 84 acres is bounded with 
a Rock & a black oake tree being together, the south Easterne Corner with a 
Red oake tree, & also y* southwesteme with a Red oake tree, that is to say y* 
southwesterne Cornner bounded with a Red oake tree, The westerne part, & y* 
southerne part bounding with y* Comon, the E^asterne part & a little part of y* 
Southerne End next to jr* River, the northerne part of it is together with y* afore- 
said Easterne part of y* sayd land bounded with y* land of y* aforesaid Samuell 
Whipple. / The sayd 34 acres of land is to be unto y* sayd Samuell Whipple 
accounted for 39 acres, by reason y* his deceased fifather John Whipple upon 
Exchange tooke up 5 acres of y^ townes land & layd not downe to Comon 5 acres 
for it; but y* 5 acres which should have benn layd downe the sayd Samuell whip- 
pie posseth from his sayd ffather; The which 5 acres & sayd 34 acres maketh 39 
acres, & so y* Exchange is answered by jr* sayd Samuell Whipple. 
Layd out by the 18 foote pole. 

Layd out y* day & yeare atK)uesaid, 

By me Thomas Olney, 

Surveior. / 

[137 ] Vpon y^ 11^** day of November in }'• yeare 1685. 

Jn y* Right of Daniell Comstock in a five & twenty acre Right 
Samuel ^i^h a fuU Right of Comon, as by Record appears. Layd out unto 

Return Samucll Whipple 23 acres of land in a fifty acre devision agreed upon 

and ordred by y* towne of Providence to be layd out, Jt is scituate 
lieing & being about 3 miles Norwestward from y* aforesaid town of Providence, 
& Adjoyneing to the westeme part of y* said Samuell Whipple his land formerly 
layd out, unto him, Jt bounding on y* southerne part with y* land of John Browne, 
on y* westerne part with a highway, on y* Easterne part partly with the land of the 
sayd Samuell Wliipple, & partly with y* land of John Hardin, & on y* Northerne 
part partly with the land of John Hardin & partly with y* Comon ; The South 
Easterne Cornner bounding with a stake & a heape of stones, & from the sayd 
stake & heape of stones to range Northward to a white Oake tree marked, & from 
y* sayd white oake still to range northward untill it meete with y* land of John 
Hardin ; The Southwesteme Cornner also being bounded with a stake & a heape 
of stones, & from y® said heape of stones & stake to range Northward to a white 



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Oake tree marked ; & from y* sayd White Oake tree still to Range northward to a 

white Oake tree for a Norwesteme Comner bound ; And from y® sayd white Oake 

tree to tiirne & Range Eastward untill it meete with John Hardins land a white 

Oake tree being marked in y* Range. The sayd land beareing measure by y* 18 

foote pole. / 

Layd out jr* day & yeare abovesd 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

November this 9 : 1686. 

Layd out unto Samuell Winsor owne acre and a half e and twenti 

Samuel wiDBor pooles ou Provideuce Neck, on the Right of George Shepard, it 

being his due, And is bounded on the northerne side with the loot 

that Samuell Winsor now liveth on, & on the Easteme End with y* Comon, 

And on the Southerne side with a hie way, & on y* westerne End with a hie 

way, And the fore Comers are heapes of stones And it was layd out by y* 

Eighteene foot poole the day and yeare above Righten. 

By me Arthur flfenner 

Survayer. 

In y* yeare 1681 : when I William Hopkins of Pro : =: vidence was theire 
surveior, did then lay out unto Edward London one Lott above high water marke 

by y* water side Contayneing 30 ffoote square : Jt being layd out 
Return of fourc polcs distant from Pardon Tillin&fhast his home Lott which he 

£clward 

Londons bought of william Haukins Sen! The which sayd lott is layd out 

house i.otte ^^j^-jj ^j^^ jj]^^ privelcdgcs as others of y* like quallitye have allowed 

them to the water. / 

William Hopkins 
Given under my hand this 2y day of March 1686 : 

[138] Layd out unto Thomas Patey in y* yeai-e 82: Adjoyneing to his 
Meadow which he bought of William Haukins at y* Great meadow, Three acres 
of land, it being 10 poles in length & 12 poles in breadth, and Contaiueth y* 

length of said Meadow, The southwest Corner with a stake, & y* 
Thomaa peatey North west Cornuer with a Red Oake tree marked. And 2 Acres 

layd out on the South East side of y* broad pond it being 30 poles 

in length, And on y® North East Corner a black oake tree marked, it being 7 

poles from y® said Pond, & on y" south East Comner with a black oake standing 

15 poles from sayd pond, Both percells Containeing five acres which he changed 

with this towne of Providence out of 14 Acres which he bought of John Browne 

of said towne 

By me William Hopkins 

Surveior. / 



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Vpon y* 21 day of November in y* yeare 1686. 

Layd out unto Thomas Patey in y* Right of John Joanes to a quarts part of 
his Right in an Aditionall devision agreed upon & ordered by y* towne of Provi- 
dence to be layd out, One acre & a halfe & halfe a quarter of land, it lieing 

& being in that tract of land Called the Neck Jt lieing in two per- 
Tho*. Peatys qqH^ . about halfe an acre thereof lieing adjoyning to y" Northerne 

side of y* sayd Thomas Patey his land ; The Easterne End thereof 
Cometh of at Nothing, the westerne End bounding with a highway which lieth 
betweene it & y* towne ffield, the Northerne part bounding with y* land of Thomas 
Harris jun' The other part thereof lieing adjoyneing to y* land of Henry Browne, 
and bounding on the Easterne part & on y* Northerne part with y* land of y* said 
Henry Browne ; on the westerne part with a high way which leadeth through the 
first opening of y* great Swampe, & on y* Southerne part with a highway which 
lieth betweene y* sayd peece of land & other land belonging to the said Thomas 
Patey : The sayd land beareing Measure by the Eighteene foote pole. 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesd. 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y* 17*^ day of November in y* yeare 1685 : 
Layd out unto Joseph Williams in his owne Right fifty & six 
Joseph acres and a halfe of land : fifty acres thereof being in a fifty acre 

Return dcvisiou agreed upon & ordred by y* towne of Providence to be layd 

out, & y* other six acres and a halfe being in an Aditionall devi- 
sion also agreed upon by the sayd towne & ordred to be layd out ; It all being in 
one percell, & is Scituate lieing & being Norwestward from jr* aforesd towne of 
Providence about five miles distant ; And is adjoyneing to y** Easterne part of y® 
said Joseph Williams his land formerly layd out unto him ; The Norwesterne 
Cornner bounding with a Red Oake tree marked haveing stones layd at the Roote 
of it, the which is also a north Easterne Cornner bound of the said Joseph his land 
formerly layd out; The South westerne Cornner Marked & bounded with a White 
Oake tree the which is also a South Easterne Cornner bound of y* sayd Joseph 
Williams his land formerly layd out unto him ; The North Easterne Cornner 
bounding with a white Oake tree Marked haveing stones ; And the South East- 
erne Corner bounding with a Small Rock with Some [139] Stones layd upon it : 
The westerne side being bounded with the sayd Joseph Williams his land for- 
merly to him laid out: The Easterne side bounding with y** Comou, the North- 
erne End with 3^ Comon ; And also y* Southerne End bounding with the Coraon. 
It beareing Measure by y* 18 foote pole. / 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesd 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 



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Vpon y* 4'^ day of December in y* yeare 1685. / 

Layd out in y Right of Robert Williams in y* Right of John Scott in a fifty 
acre devision agreed upon & ordred by y* towne of Providence to be layd out on 
y East side of y* foure mile line, Twenty & nine acres of land, Jt lieing in two 
percells, One percell thereof is adjoyneing to y* Norwesteme part of the ffarme 
which formerly belonged unto jr* deceased John Scott lieing upon Pautuckett 
River in which said farme is Contained y* valley called Reighnolds his valley; 
The which said percell of land Containeth Twenty six acres & a halfe, and is 
bounded on y® Easteme ))art with y* afore said farme, on the northerne, norwest- 
eme & westerne parts with y* Comon, on y* sou theme part partly with y* part of 
one pond, & partly with some of y* aforesd farme & partly with a part of y* pond 
Called y® worlds End pond, at y* north End of it, A white oake tree being marked 
at y^ said End of y^ sayd pond for a bound at the southwesterne Cornner, & from 
the said white oake, to Range Northwardly to a black oake tree Marked for a 
Range & from jr^ sayd Black Oake still to range North & be Eastward to a pine 
tree marked, & from y* said pine tree to to Range northEastward to Pautuckett 
River to a walnut tree standing at y* Rivers brimm at y* Norwesterne Cornner of 
a peece of Meadow which belonged to the aforesd John Scott. The other percell 
Containeing Two acres & a halfe, & is adjoyneing to y* southerne End of y* said 
ffarme; Jt boundeth on y* southwesterne cornner with a Pine tree marked, & 
from the sayd Pine to Range Eastward to another Pine tree marked & also home 
to Pautuckett River./ The Easteme part bounding with the sayd River; the 
westerne part with y® Comon, the southerne part with y* Comon, & the northerne 
& Norwesteme parts with y* aforesaid ffarme. The said land beareing Measure 
by y® Eighteeue foote pole./ 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesd 

By Me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y* 10*? day of September 1685 : And upon y* 4*** day of December in 
y* yeare 1685. partly in one of }^ days & partly in y* other. Layd out in y* Right 
of Joshua verin by y* appoyntment of John Whipple his Attorney fifty & fuure 
acres of land, ffifty acres thereof being in a fifty acre devision agreed upon and 

oi-dred by y* towne of Providence to be layd out on y® East side of 
Laid to the ye foure mile line ; The other foure acres of land being in an Adi- 
joBhua verin, tiouall dcvisiou agreed & ordred by y* towne of Providence to be 

layd out, Jt l)eing a part of his Right in that devision ; The sayd 
fifty & foure acres all lieing in one percell & is adjoyneing to the southerne & to 
the Easteme parts of y** said John Whipple his land lieing in loquasqussuck woods ; 
Jt begining at a tree, or high burned stumpe which is the Southwesterne Corner 
of the said John Whipple his land, and fiom it to [140] runn South & be East- 
ward to a Rock & heape of stones, & from the said Rock & heape of stones to 



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tume & Range northeast & be Eastward to a low Rock & a white oake tree stand- 
ing at it on the brimm of the banke at Pautuckett River, And from y® said Rock 
& white oake tree to tume & Range Nor Norwestward some little distance of way 
to a Red oake tree Marked standing beetweene two hills in a bottome or valley by 
a brooke side, & from y* said Red Oake tree to turne & Range North & be East- 
ward all along y* topp of y* banke against a peece of Meadow ground belonging 
to John Prey, & so still to continue Rangeing all along by y* side of a peece of 
Meadow ground, or low land belonging to the heirs of Stephen Dexter, (deceased) 
And at y* North End of y* said land belonging to the said heirs of Stephen Dexter 
to tume & Range Eastward to the aforesaid Pautuckett River, & then to tume & 
Range up y* streame of the said River unto a black oake tree Marked for a Corn- 
ner bound, And from y* said black oake tree to turne & Range westward to a 
white oake tree which is formerly marked & is a bound tree of a percell of land 
which belonged to the deceased Thomas Olney & was by Will given y* aforesaid 
John Whipple dureing y* terme of his Naturall life, & after his decease to John 
Whipple his son ; The Easterne part bounding partly with the topp of the banke 
against the aforesaid John Prey his Meadow ground, and partly with low land 
belonging to the Heirs of Stephen Dexter aforesaid & partly with pautuckett 
River, the North part with y* Comon, the south Easterne part with y* land of 
John Wilkenson, on the Westerne & southwesteme part partly with the aforesaid 
famie of the said John Whipple & partly with a highway, the Norwesterne part of 
the Southeme End bounding with the aforesaid land of the said John Whipple. / 

The said fifty & foure acres beareth Measure by the 18 fiFoote pole. / 

Laid out the day & yeare abovesaid ; By me 

Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y* 30*** day of October in y* yeare 1685. / 
I^ayd out unto Edward Manton in the Right of his ffather Shad- 
Edward pj^^jIj Manton fifty acres of land ; And also seven acres of land in the 
Return Right of Edward Manton his Grand father, layd out in a fifty acre 

devision agreed upon & ordred by the towne of Providence to be 
layd out ; The said Seven acres being part of so much of the fifty acre devision as 
belongeth to a quarter part of a Right of Coraon : ffifty five acres & twenty pole 
of y* sayd land lieing & being on y* Northerne side of Wanasquatuckett River 
over again|st|, the place Called venter ; or neere thereabout ; & about three miles 
Westward from the aforesaid towne of Providence ; And is adjoyneing to the 
northerne, northEasteme & Easterne parts of y* first above named Edward Man- 
ton his land, It lieing much after the forme of a Carpenters Square ; The west- 
erne End of one branch of the sayd land is bounded with y* aforesaid Wanasqua- 
tuckett River, the Southeme End of the Other branch of the said Land is bounded 

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with the Comon ; The Easterne part & y^ Northeme part is also bounded with the 
Comon ; It beginneth at a Red Oake tree which is a bound on [141] the South 
Easterne Cornner of y* sayd Edward Man ton his land formerly layd out; & from 
the sayd tree to Range Eastward to a stake with Stones layd about it ; & from the 
sayd stake to Range Northward unto another Stake, & from that Stake still to 
Continue Ranging Northward to another Stake with stones layd about it, the 
which is a North Easterne Cornner ; & from that sayd stake to Rang westward 
downe to Wanasquatuckett River unto a Maple tree there appoynted for a Corn- 
ner. The other two acres Wanting of Twenty poles lieing o)i the west south 
westeme side of the sayd Edward Manton his land which joyneth to his Meadow 
about the place Called veriter ; The Nor Norwest End bounding with the Comon, 
The west south westeme side bounding with the Land belonging to his sister Anna 
Keyes & to John Keyes her husband, it not being devided from it. The South 
South Easterne End bounding with the meadow Called by the name of Venter 
meadow ; The North and be Easterne Cornner bounding with a Red Oake tree 
marked : The south & be Easterne Cornner bounding a greene Oake tree Marked, 
& from y* said Greene Oake tree to Range south south westward takeing a White 
tree in the Range, marked ; The which said white Oake may happily Stand with- 
out the sayd 2 acres wanting of 20 poles of land ; All y* sayd land beareing Meas- 
ure by y* 18 foote pole. 

Layd out the day & yeare abovesd. 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior. 



Vpon the 24^** day of ffebruarey in the yeare | 168| 

Layd out unto Edward Manton in the Right of his ffather Shad- 

Edwd: Mantona ^^^j^ Mautou fivc acrcs of land as to the Remainder of a fifty acre 

Returne •' 

devision, & also six acres & a halfe of land in an aditionall devision 
in the Right of the sayd Shadrach Manton, and one acre & a halfe & halfe 
a (juarter in an Aditionall devision in the Right of the deceased Edward Man- 
ton: And also layd out unto Shadrach Manton twelve acres & a halfe of 
laud in the Right of his ffather the deceased Edward Manton in a quarter part of 
a fifty acre devision ; All the aforesaid percells of land lieing and adjoyneing 
together, Jt all being twenty & five acres & halfe a quarter ; And is Scituate 

lieing and being on the westerne side of [142] Wanasquatuckett 
♦& on ye north- Hiyer ftbout a Mile up the streame from the Meadow Called venter 
with the Meaddow and is bounded on the Easterne part with the said Wanas- 

sir'ivein quatuckett River, on the southerne & southwesterne parts partly 

Edward with the land of tliomas Harris junior, & partly with the land of 

1^^*** Thomas flfenner ; & partly with land belonging to the Heira of y* 

deceased William Carpenter of Pautuxett:,* The southecosterne 
Cornner bounding with a Red oake tree which is also a bound of Thomas Harris 



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juii^ his land ; & from the sayd Red Oake tree to Range westward to a black Oake 

tree which is a Cornner Bound of the sayd Thomas flFenner his Land, & from the 

sayd black oake tree to Range North & be Eastward to a stake with stones about 

it which is a Cornner bound of the sayd Thomas flfenner his land, & from the said 

stake to Range Westward to a white Oake tree which is the Comer bound of land 

belonging to the Heirs of the aforesaid William Carpenter ; and from the said 

White Oake tree to Range west & be northward to a Chesnut tree which is a 

Cornner bound of the | afore | said Edward Manton his land, That is to say, 

Edward Manton unto whome y* aforesd land is layd out unto ; And if it so fall 

that a highway Must goe through the aforesaid land unto y* sayd persons layd 

out, then no Restitation by any other land is to be made for the sayd highway, Jt 

being so agreed upon betweene y* said persons to whome the sayd land doth 

belong & the Survetor at the layeing Out of the same. 

Layd Out the day & yeare abovesaid 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon the 30*^ day of October in the yeare 1686 ; 

Layd out unto John Keyes & Anna his wife, in the Right of y* 

John Keyes dcccascd Edward Manton, as to a quarter part of his Comon 14 acres 

& halfe a quarter of land; 12 acres & a halfe thereof being in part 

of a fifty acre devision agreed upon & ordred by y^ towne of Providence to be 

layd out ; The other acre & halfe & halfe quarter being part of an Aditionall 

devision ordred by sayd towne to be layd out, which was 6 acres & a halfe to a 

purchase Right : The said 14 acres & halfe a quarter of land is lieing neere 

about the place Called venter a little North Eastward from Neotakonkonitt hill & 

is adjoyneing to y* Nor Norwesterne part, & to y* East north Easterne part of 

land formerly belonging to y" aforesaid Edward Manton, but now belonging to y* 

said John Keyes & Anna his wife ; The which said 14 acres & halfe a quarter of 

land lieth much after the forme of a Carpenters Square, & begineth at a white 

Oake tree marked at a westeme Cornner, & from y* said tree to Range south 

soutli Eastward untill it meete with y* aforesaid land formerly layd out & also 

from the said white oake tree to Range East North Eastward unto a walnut tree 

marked, & from y* said walnutt tree still to Range the same Courae untill it come 

to two acres wanting of 20 poles of y* land belonging to theire brother Edward 

Manton, w**** lieth all along the East North Easterne side of, or part of [143] said 

land, & not yet devided from it; And from the said Edward Manton theire Brother 

his said land to runn west South westward at y* south & be Easterne End of y* 

Sayd branch untill it Comes unto the aforesaid land formerly layd out ; The 

North & be westerne part bounding with y* Comon ; all bearing Measure by y* 

18 foote pole 

Layd out y® day & yeare abovesaid 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior 



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September y* 23 : 1685 

Layd out unto Estance Thomas in y* Right of John Warner 
EstanceThoi: Twenty acres of land, Jt being part of a fifty acre devision agreed 

upon by y* towne of Providence on y* East side of y* foure mile line 
to be layd out, Jt lieing & being & adjoyneing to y* North side or part of y* said 
Estance Thomas his land on the north side of y* Brooke Called 3^* Third Laake ; 
Bounding on y^ North part with y* Comon, on y* East part with 3^* high way on y* 
south with sayd Estance Thomas his land & partly with y* aforesaid Brooke 
which is Called y* Third Laake ; and on y® west with a percell of Meadow belong- 
ing to Anne Harris, it adjoyneing to the sayd Meadow ; Only there is allowed to 
the said Meaddow Conveniency of upland sufficient for setting of hay stacks, the 
hay which may grow on y* sayd Meadow ; & that a sufficient Cartway is allowed 
from y* said meadow through y* said land into the Comon to Cart y* sayd hay, & 
that allowance for the said high way is already Made in y* said land. Bound- 
ing on y* south East Comner with a heape of stones, on y* North East Com- 
ner also with a heape of stones, & from the said heape of stones on y* said 
North East Cornner to Range Westward to a black Oake tree Marked for a 
Range, & from y* sayd black oake tree to Range still along to y^ sayd Anne Har- 
ris her Meadow afore specified, layd out by y* 18 foote pole. / 
Layd out y* day & yeare abovesaid 

By Me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y* 18*** day of November in y* yeare 1685. 

Layd out unto Henry Estance & to Elizabeth his wife joyntly in 
Henery the Right of the dcccascd Edward Manton as to a quarter part of 

Returne his Right of Comou in a fifty acre devision agreed upon & Ordred 

by the towne of Providence to be layd out on y* East side of the 
foure mile line, Eleven acres & three quarters [144] of land, The which is 
scituate lieing & being and adjoyneing to the Northerne part of y* land of 
Estance Thomas and betweene the third Laake & y® Great Meaddow, and 
betweene Moshausich River & the Roade or highway which leadeth from y* towne 
of Providence northward away over Pawtuckett River, And is bounded on the 
northerne part partly with land belonging to Anne Harris & partly with the 
Comon, & partly with the southeme End of John Whipple his meadow lieing in 
y* Great Meaddow ; on y* westerne part partly with the meadow or swampy land 
of Anna Harris, & partly with Moshausick River, The Easterne part bounding 
with y* Roade, or Comon or highway; And the southeme part bounding with the 
land of Estance Thomas aforsaid ; The South Easterne Cornner bounding with a 
heape of stones which is the North Easterne Cornner of y' said Estance Thomas 
his land ; the North Easterne Cornner a Uack oake tree, & from y* said tree to 



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range westward to another black oake ti*ee which is y* Comuer bound of Anne 
Harris her land & from the said black Oake to Range northward to a stake with 
stones about it Standing on y* topp of y* hill against the south End of y* Great 
Meadow, & from the said stake to Range west Norwestward to a black oake tree 
Marked in y® valley neere the great Meadow, & from y* said tree to Range South- 
westwai*d Cleareing y* said Meaddow to a Maple tree Marked, & from y* said 
Maple to Range westward home to the River, Jt beareing measure by y* Eighteene 
foote pole ; there being a Cart way of foure poles wide to goe through the said 
land to Come & goe from & to y* Great Meadow ; to Come up y* hill at y* 
Southerne End of y* Great Meaddow at y* Comon place of Carts passing ; there 
being land with in the said bounds already allowed for y* said high way 

Layd out jr* day & yeare abovesaid 
Byrne Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y* 24'*^ day of Aprill in y* yeare 1686. 

Layd out to Henry Estance in y* Right of John Warner Eight 
Henry acrcs & a quarter of land: 5 acres there of beincf y* Remainder of 

Returna a fifty acrc devision which belonged to his part agreed upon by 3^* 

towne of Providence tq be layd out on y* East Side of y* foure 
mile line ; The other 3 acres & a quarter being his part of an Aditionall devision 
agreed upon & ordred by y* towne of Providence to be layd out ; Jt is Scituate 
lieing & being on y® west side of the Northerne part of y* Great Swampe ; & is 
one pait of it bounded Northwardly with the land of Josias Wilkinson, and west- 
ward with the land belonging to the heirs of y* [146] deceased Phillip Tabor ; 
Southwardly partly with the land of Rowland Joanes & partly with y* Comon ; 
Eastwardly with y* Comon ; y* Norwesterne Corner with a white Oake tree 
Marked Southwesterne Cornner with a Greene Oake tree Marked, the South East- 
erne Cornner a Rock with stones upon it the North Easterne Cornner with a 
white oake tree marked ; The other part of y* said Eight acres & a quarter of 
laud bounding on the south-westerne Cornner with the aforesaid white oake men- 
tioned & so Rangeth northwardly to a white oake tree marked which is y* nor- 
westerne Cornner bound ; The north Easterne Cornner with a walnutt tree with 
stones about y* Roote of it. The South Easterne Cornner with a Rock and a white 
oake tree standing just by it Marked ; the westerne side bounded with y* land of 
Josias Wilkenson ; The Easterne side partly with the land of John Arnold & 
partly with y* Comon; The Northerne End with y* land of y* said Henry 
Estance, the southerne End with y* Comon. Also the same day as abovesaid Laid 
out to y* said Henry Estance (& Elizabeth his wife) in the Right of y* deceased 
Edward Manton in an additionall devision 2 acres & a halfe & halfe a quar- 
ter of land, lieing on y® Easterne side of y* Northerne part of y* Great Swampe, 



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the southwesterne Cornner beiug the north Easterne Cornner of John Arnolds 

land, the North Easterne Cornner a heape of Stones; the south Easterne Cornner 

a white oake tree Marked. / The norwesteme Cornner an old dead Oake tree ; 

The North part bounded by y* land of Abraham Hardin ; the west part with y* 

said Henry Estance his land : The East & south parts with the Comon ; Jt beare- 

ing measure by y* 18 foote pole : / 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesaid 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

November y« i^^ 1685 

Layd out unto Thomas Estance in the Right of John Warner thre acres & a 
quarter of land, it being to halfe a Right in an Aditionall devision agreed upon 
and ordred by y* towne of Providence to be layd out ; And also unto Rowland 
Joanes in the Right of George [146] Way as to a quarter part of a five & twenty 

acre Right of Comon in y* said devision three quarters of an acre, 
Tho.. Estance ^11 Maker 4 acres, Jt all lieing in one peece, the said three quarter 

of an acre lieing Crosse y* Easterne End, or a thwart the Easterne 
End of y® sayd peece & not being severed ; The said land is scituate lieing & 
being in the neck, or in y* tract of land so called. Bounding on 3^^ westerne End 
with land formerly belonging to Thomas Munsell, but now in y* possession of 
Rowland Joanes, the Easterne End bounding with land layd out unto Samuell 
Comstock ; the Southerne Side with y® land of John Dexter & y* Northerne side 
with y* Comon ; the Southwesterne Cornner, — bounding with a white oake tree 
marked, The norwesteme Cornner with a black oake tree marked; the North 
Ejisterne Cornner with a bla|c|k oake tree Marked, & y* South Easterne Cornner 
with a heape of stones; All beareing Measure by y* Eighteeinel foote pole: The 
aforesd 3 quarters of an acre is some thing more then due to y* quarter Right ; 
but as the land lay it Could not well be avoyded. / 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesd 
By me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

November 4*** 1685. 

Layd out unto Joseph Jenckes Tenn acres of land is due unto 
Jos: jenkes hjj|^ jj^ \^{q Qf flyg acrcs of Mcadow, and six acres & a halfe, is being 

in all Sixteene acres & a halfe, & it is joyned together with in y* 
foure Corner boundes, the six acres being at y* Northerne End of y* land, All 
which said Sixteene acres & a halfe is bounded at jr* Northerne End with y® land 
of Joseph Jenkes & on the Easterne side with y* River not farr below Pautuckett 
falles, & on y* southerne End with a highway, and on y*" Westerne side with y* 
Comon, & y® foure Cornners are heapes of stones, & it was layd out by y* Eight- 
eene foote pole with this provision made that there is free liberty for y* townes 



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Men of Providence to passe & Repasse at y* season of y* yeare for fishing without 
disturbance. 

These lands were layd out the day and yeare above written, with this pro- 
viso ;/ 

By me Arthur ffenner; Surveior./ 

[147] Vpon y* 18*** day of December in y* yeare 1685. 
Layd out unto Joseph Jenckes sen'? in the Right of Eziekell HoUi- 
jos: Jenckes qj^u Thii'ty and Eight acres of land, being part of his Right of a fifty 

acre devision agreed upon & ordred to be layd out on y* East side 
of y* foure Mile line by order of y* towne of Providence ; Jt is lieiug and being 
about a quarter of a Mile southwestward from Pautucket ffalls, & is adjoyneing 
to y* Southerne the south westerne & y* westerne parts of y* aforesd Joseph Jenckes 
his land which he was | in | formerly pos8essio|n| of ; The said Thirty & Eight acres 
of land bounding on y* South Easterne Comner with a black oake tree Marked, & 
from y® said black oake tree to Range westward to another black Oake tree marked 
for a south westerne Comer bound, The which is also a Comner bound of land 
belonging to Abraham Hardin, And from the said Black oake tree to Range North- 
ward to another black oake tree marked for a Norwesterne Cornner bound. The 
which said black Oake tree standeth up home to y^sayd Joseph Jenckes his fonuer 
land. The southerne part bounding partly with y* Comon ; the Westerne part 
bounding partly with y* land of Abraham Hardin & partly with y*land of Stephen 
Hardin & partly with y* Comon ; And all y* other parts of y* said thirty & Eight 
Acres of land is bounded with y* said Joseph Jenckes his former land ; The said 
thirty & Eight Acres beareing Measure by y* Eighteene foote pole. / 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesaid 

by Me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y* fourth day of November in y* yeare 1685. 

Layd out unto Epenetus olney Six acres & a quarter of land in 
Epenetiw ^^ Aditiou agreed upon & ordred by y* towne of Providence to be 

Return layd out, it being in his owne Right, & is scituate lieing & being 

with in that tract of land called y® Neck, & in y" swauipe Called y® 
Great Swampe, at, & about y* place called Wallers Jsland ; Jt is bounded, on the 
Norwesterne Corner with a heape of Stones the which is a Cornner bound of y* 
said Epenetus Olney his land formerly layd out unto him ; The southwesterne 
Cornner bounding with a forked Maple tree ; the w®** is also a Cornner bound of 
Thomas ffield his land ; The South Easterne Cornner being bounded with a Swamp 
white oake tree which is also another bound of [148] The sayd Thomas ffield his 
land ; The westerne End being bounded with a highway, the Northerne side 



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bounding with the land of y* said Epenetns olney which formerly was layd out 

unto him, The Southeme side & also y* Easterne End bounding with the land of 

y* aforesaid Thomas ffield ; The said six acres & quarter of land being Swarapye 

land & beareing Measure by y* Eightee|ne| foote pole. / Also on y* 5^*" day of 

November 1685, Layd out unto y* Said Epenetus Olney one quarter of an acre of 

land in y* same devision & by y* same pole as aforesaid ; it also lieing in y® Neck, 

& Adjojmeing to Thomas Patey his land, The west End bounding with y* said 

Thomas Patey his land, & the East End with y* land of Henry Browne, the South 

side with y* said Epenetus Olney his land, & y* North side with y* highway ; The 

Norwesteme Comner bounding with a Greene Oake tree, which is Thomas Pateys 

Comner bound. The North Easterne Cornner with a heape of stones 

Layd out jr* dayes & yeare abovesd 

By Me Thomas Olney Surveior 

In y* month of May in y* yeare 1675. / 

By Samuell Bennett Surveior Layd out unto Epenetus Olney in 
Ri>enetni y« g^id Epeuctus Olney his owne Right in a Second devLsion Sixty 

Retnrni acres of land. And tenn acres of low Swampie land in luie of a share 

of Meaddow in y* same devision, Scituate lieing and being with in y* 
towneshipp of Providence, & about two miles & a halfe Norwestward from y* said 
Providence towne, & betweene the River Called wanasquatuckett & y* place 
Called Wanskuck ffield. The said Sixty acres is bounded on y* Norwosteme 
Comner with a Red Oake tree standing on y* side of y* bank|e| Neere y* River, y* 
tree marked, the North East & be Easterne Comner with a white Oake tree 
Marked, & from y* said white Oake tree to turn & Range East South Eastward 
to a Rock with some stones layd upon it, & from y* said Rock to tume & Range 
Southward to a white oake tree Marked for a Corn er, & from y* said white Oake 
tree to turne & Range South westwardly to a Red Oake tree Marked for a Comner, 
& from y* said Red Oake tree to turne & Range Norwestward to y* first above 
mentioned Red Oake tree ; The sayd percell of land being bounded with five 
Cornners. / The southwesterne & westerne parts being bounded partly | by | a 
highway, & partly by other Comon ; the Southerne part bounded by the Comon, 
the Easterne part partly by y* Comon & partly by y* abovesaid swamp|ie| land in 
luie of Meaddow; The Northerne part bounded partly by a high Way & partly by 
other Comon./ The said tenn acres of swampye land Adjojmeing to y* Easterne 
part of y* said sixty acres, & bounded on [149] the norwesteme & westerne parts 
partly by the aforesaid sixty acres & partly with y® Comon, on the Northeme, 
Easterne, & South Easterne parts with the Comon ; The Northerne Cornner 
bounding with a Rock, & from y* said Rock to Range South Eastward to a Burch 
tree Marked, & from y^said Burch tree to turne & Range south Westward to a Red 



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Oake tree Marked for a Cornner, & from jr* said Red Oake to Range southwest & 
be Westward to a white oake tree which is a Comner of the aforesaid sixty acres ; 
& from y* said white Oake tree to turn & Range Northward to a Rock with some 
stones layd upon it ; the which is a Cornner bound of y* aforesaid sixty acres of 
land ; & from the said Rock to turne & Range East North Eastward to y* Rock 
afore named for y* Northeme Comner of y* said tenn acres of swampye land. 
The abovesaid landes & bounds were the third day of June 1686 all againe 
Revewed & found to be./ and this Returne Made, 

By Me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y* third day of June in y* yeare 1686. 

Layd out' unto Epenetus Olney in his Owne Right forty & two 
Epentus acrcs of land in a fifty acre devision agreed upon and ordred by y* 

return. towne of Providencc to be layd out on y* East side of y* foure mile 

line, Jt is Scituate lieing & being about about two miles & a halfe 
Norwestward from y* aforesaid Providence towne, & betweene y* River called 
Wa' nas' qua' tuck' ett River, & y* place called Wanskuck field, And is adjojme- 
ing to y* Easterne part of y* sd Epenetus Olney his land which hee tooke up & • 
was layd out to him for his share of Meadow in y® second devision ; Jt is bounded 
on y* Northerne part with a high way lieing betweene it & y* land belonging to 
y* Heirs of y* deceased John Smith ; on y* Easterne & Southerne parts with y* 
Comon, & on y* westerne part with y* aforenamed land layd out for a share of 
Meadow ; Tlie Norwesterne Corner being bounded with a Rock the which is the 
northern Comner bound of y* aforesaid Meadow land, or land in luie of Meadow ; 
The North Easterne Cornner a Red oake tree & from y* said Red oake tree to 
turne & Range south & be Eastward to a stake with stones layd about it for a 
South Easterne Cornner, & from y* sayd Stake & heape of stones [150] to turne 
& Range Southwestward to a white oake tree Marked for a Southerne Cornner ; 
& from y said white oake tree to turne & Range west & be Northward to a Red 
Oake tree which is y* Comner also of y* aforesaid land taken in luie of Meadow, 
& is y* southwesterne Corner bound of y* said percell of land layd out as above- 
said ; So that there is yet due unto y* said Epenetus Olney upon y* aforesaid 
devision Eight acres of land. / 

The said forty & two acres of land was layd out the day & yeare abovesaid, 

By me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y* 28*** day of Agust 1685. 

Layd out unto Joseph Whipple in y* Right of his deceased ffather 
Jos: Whipple John Whipple six acres & a halfe of land upon y* Additionall devis- 
ion & is lieing Sa being on y* west side of y* North End of jr* hill 



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Called y* Hurtleberry Hill, & a little Southward from y* River Called y* west 

River ; being bounded on y* Easterne part with y* towne of Providence theire 

perpetuated Comon ; the other three parts also bounding with y* Comon ; The 

south Easterne Comer being bounded with a walnutt tree marked, & y* North 

Easterne Comuer with a walnutt tree Marked, The southwesteme Comer with a 

stake with stones about it, & on y* Norwesteme Corner with a stake with stones 

layd about it, Jt beareing measure by y* Eighteene foote pole. / 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesaid 

By me Tho : Olney Surveior. / 

* 

Vpon y* 7*** day of November in y* yeare 1685. 

Layd out unto Joseph Whipple twenty acres of land, the which 
returT^*'^*'** hec tookc up upou Exchaug for twenty acres of land which he layd 

downe to Comon by y® townes allowance, The which said twenty 
acres of land layd out is scituate lieing & being on y" south side of Wanas- 
quatuckett River & adjoyneing to y* said River, & a little way up y* Streame 
from y** west End of y* Valley Called Gotham Valley ; Jt being y* next valley to 
y* said Gotham valley. The Northerne & north Easterne parts bounding with y* 
said River; The Easterne End with low Ground being Comon, The south East- 
erne, the soutlierne, the southwesteme & westerne parts bounding with the brow 
of y® hill ; at y** westerne End of y* said twenty acres a white oake tree standing 
where y* River & y* hill meete together marked for a bound, & from y* said white 
oake tree to Range Southwestward to y* topp of y® Hill to a black oake tree 
Marked for another bound; And at y* East [161] Easterne End a white oake tree 
standing Marked for a Range, from y** said tree to Riinge Nbrthward to y* River, 
& southward to the topp of y* hill to a black oake tree marked for a bound ; The 
said land beareing measure by y* Eighteene foote pole. / 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesd 

by me Thomas Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon y® 7'** day of November in y* yeare 1685. 

Layd out unto Joseph Whipple in the Right of Benedict Arnold 
jo«: Whipple {j^ ^ fifty acrc de vision agreed upon by y* towne of Providence & 

ordred to be layd out on y® East side of the foure mile line twenty 
acres of land ; Jt is lieing and adjoyneing to y® Northerne side of Wanasquatucket 
River, it lieing all along' against the valley Called Gotham valley & so a little up 
y* streame unto a bunch of Maple trees growing out of one Roote standing by y* 
River, the which is y® upper Corner of y* said land next to y® River, & so downe 
y* streame of y® said River below the hill Called Sollitary hill untill it come over 
against a Red Oake tree standing on y® brim of y* banke on y® south side of y* said 



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River the which is a north Easterne Corner bound of land formerly layd out 
belonging to the said Joseph Whipple ; & from y* said Red Oake tree to Range 
Northward to a white oake tree marked, and from y* said white oake to range 
North & be westward to a black oake tree marked for a North Easterne Cornner, 
& from y* said black oake tree to range west & be northward to a white oake tree 
marked for a norwesterne Cornner bound standing on y* topp of y* hill & from y* 
said white oake tree to Range Southward downe to y* River to y* aforesaid bunch 
of Maples ; The northerne & Easterne parts bounding with y* Comon ; The south- 
erne part bounding with y* said River ; within the Compase of y* said bounds is 
also Contained some few acres of land formerly layd out belonging to Abraham 
Man. The said twenty acres beareth Measure by y* Eighteene foote pole : 

Also upon y* 15*** day of December in y® yeare 1685 ; Layd out unto Joseph 
Whipple in y* Right of his flfather the deceased John Whipple, & in y* Right of 
Bennedict Arnold in a fifty acre devision agreed upon & ordred by y* towne of 
Providence to be layd out on y® East side of y* foure mile line ; As also in an Adi- 
tionall devision of six acres & a halfe to Each purchase Right ; Eighty & six acres 
& a halfe of land the which is Heing & being & adjoyneing to the westerne & 
south westerne parts of y® said Joseph Whipple his Meadow which lieth by Solli- 
tary hill ; The which said land l)egineth at a whit-e oake tree standing [152] on 
y* south westerne side of y® said Meadow, & so rangeth from y*said tree southwest 
& be westward a litle way upon y® Northerne End of Rockey hill to a low Rock 
with some stones laid on it for a South & be Easterne Corner ; Some trees being 
marked in the Rang|e| And from y* said Rock to range Norwestward to a greene 
oake tree marked, & from y* said Greene Oake to turne & Range Northward to a 
black oake tree marked for a Cornner, & from the said black oake, to turne & 
Range North Eastward to a black Oake tree marked for anorth & be westerne 
Corner, & from the said black oake tree to turne & Range South Elastward to the 
first mentioned white oake ; The south Easterne & Easterne part bounding partly 
with y* said meadow & partly with Comon ; the southwesteme part partly with 
Comon & partly with land layd out to Arthur flfenner ; The norwesterne & north- 
erne parts with the Comon ; A high way of foure poles wide being to goe all 
Crosse the South westerne part of y* said laud ; And y® allowance which is given 
to answere for the said highway is the hill called Solletary hill & y* land adjoyne- 
ing, bounding on y® Easterne part with land formerly laid out belonging to y* said 
Joseph Whipple ; & on y® south East & southerne parts partly with y* aforesaid 
Meadow & partly with y® aforesaid land, on y® northerne part with Wanasqua- 
tuckett River, & on y® westerne part with severall trees Marked on y® westerne 
side of y® said hill ; The said land beareth measure by y® Eighteene foote pole. / 

Layd out y® dayes & yeare abovesaid 

by me Thomas Olney Surveior 



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To all people to whome this presant deede of sale shall come John 
John Fields ffield of y* towne of Bridgwater in New England in America Send- 
Samuel cth greeteing. Know Yee That the said John ffield for & in Consid- 

comstock eration of the sum of foure pounds & tenn shillings silver Money of 

New England in hand already well & truely payd unto him by Samuell Com- 
stock of y* towne of Providence in New England in America ; the recept thereof 
the said John ffield | doth | hereby owne & acknowledg, & therewith to be fully 
satisfied Contented & payd. Hath given, granted, bargained Sold, Aliend, Enfe- 
offed, Assigned, sett over & Confirmed, & by these presents for him his heirs, 
Exsecutors, & Administrators doth g^ve, grant, bargaine, sell, Alien, Enfeofe, 
Assigne sett over and Confirme unto y* said Samuell Comstock his heirs, Exsecu- 
tors, Administrators, & Assignes fully, Clearely, & Absolutely two peec|es|, of 
Meadow, Each peece containeing of about one acre, both peeces, being Estema- 
tion about two acres ; Jt being fresh Meaddow, & was Originally the Right of 
Stephen Northupp formerly of said Providence for his first share of Meaddow. from 
y* said towne of Providence ; Jt is Scituate lieing and being within y* towneship 
of Providence aforesaid, and Neere unto y* ffarme Called Wallings ffarme ; & on 
both sides of a small streame or brooke, & is bounded on y* North Easteme part 
Either with part of y* said Wallings ffarme, or neere adjoyneing there unto ; all 
the other parts of y* said peeces of Meaddow are bounded with land belonging to 
y* said Samuell Comstock ; with al and Singular the privelidges & appurtenances 
to y* said two peeces of Meaddow belonging ; And all the Estate Right [153] 
Title, Jntrest, vse, property, possession, Clayme & demand what so Ever of him 
the said John ffield in or to the same or any part or percell thereof To Have and 
to hold the said two percells of Meaddow as aforesaid unto the said Samuell Com- 
stock his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever ; to y* only proper 
vse & behoofe of the said Samuell Comstock his heira Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes for Ever ; And the said John ffield for himselfe his heirs Exsecutors 
& Administrators, & for Every of them. Doth Covenant, promise & grant to & 
with JT* said Samuell Comstock his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes, 
& to & with Every of them by these presents, in manner & forme as followeth ; 
That is to say : That | he | the said John ffield at y* time of y* Sealeing & 
delivery hereof is the true & Rightfull owner of jr* above bargained premises, & 
that he hath full power, good Right, true title & lawfull authoritye to grant 
bargaine sell & Confirme the abovebargained premises & Every part & per- 
cell thereof unto y* said Samuell Comstock his heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators & Assignes in manner & forme as aforsd. And that the said Samuell 
Comstock his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes by force & vertue 
of these presents shall hence forward stand & be lawfully seized to him his hell's 
Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes of & in y* bargained premises, & of, & in 



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every part & percell thereof, of a good sure, lawful!, Absolute & undefeazeable 
Estate of inhiritance in ffee simple without any Conditions linunitation vse or 
other thing to alter or change the same ; And that the premises above by these 
presents Granted, bargained, & sold & Every part & ^cell thereof, from the day 
of y* date hereof & from time to time & at all times hereafter shall be, remaine 
& Continue to be forever the proper vse & behoofe of y* said Samuell Comstack 
his heirs, Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes Cleare & free & freely & Clearely 
Exonerated Aquitted & discharged, or otherwise by the said John ffield his heirs 
Exsecutors & Administrators sufficiently saved & kept harmelesse of & from all & 
all Manner of former & other bargaines sales, Gifts, Grants, leases: Assignm^ 
Morgages, forfitures Seizures, Jojrntures, Dowre, power & Thirds of Elizabeth 
his now wife to be claimed & Challinged in or to y® same or any part there of ; 
And of & from all & singular other Charges titles, troubles, Jncumbrances & 
demands whatsoever, had, made, done or suffered to be Done by y* said John 
ffield or any other person or persons whatsoever by his or their act Meanes Con- 
sent or procurement. And against him the said John ffield his heirs Exsecutors 
& Administrators & all & Every Other person whatsoever lawfully Claymeing any 
Estate, Right, Title clayme or demand in or to the same or any part thereof from 
by or under him them, or any of them Shall & Will Warrant & for Ever defend 
by these presents Jn Wittnes of the premises [154] the said John ffield doth 
here unto sett his hand & scale the fift day of July in y* yeare one thousand six 
hundred Eighty & seven And in the third yeare of y* Reigne of our Sovereigne 
Lord James the second King of Great Brittany, ffrance & Jreland &c : 
Signed, Sealed & delivered 
in jr* presence of John ffield L. S. 

John Whipple 

Epenetus Olney. / 

To all people before whome this deede of Gift shall come Ben- 
B«nj" jamin Hearnton of the towne of Providence (Senior) in the Collony 

Deed to his of Rhodc Jslaud & Providcuce plantations in New England sendeth 
Joseph greeteing. Know Yee That I the said Benjamin Hearnton for & in 

Consideration of the well being & setlement of my son Joseph 
Hearnton of y® towne & Collony aforsaid, as also for y* good afection to him I 
beare, have freely given granted Aliend Made Over & Confirmed, And by these 
presents for me, my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators freely Clearely & Abso- 
lutely Doe Give, Grant, Alien Make Over & Confirme unto my sayd son Joseph 
Hearnton unto him his heirs & Assignes for Ever sixty acres of land beareing 
Measure by the Eighteene foote pole, Jt being part upland & part low Swampye 
land & being within the towneshipp of Providence aforesaid, & lieth in two 



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^ cells Each one of y* | said | two percells containeing of thirty acres: one of 
y* said ^ cells of land is scituate lieing & being about tenn miles Northward from 
the aforesaid town of Providence, & southward from the tract of land which 
belongeth to Edward Jnman & his partners ; The said percell of Thirty acres of 
land is bounded on y* Southeasterne Coniner with a White Oake tree, on y* 
Norwesterne Comner with a black Oake tree; on the South westeme Comner 
with an Elme tree, & on the North Easteme Cornner with a black oake tree. 
The Other said percell of land being also thirty acres & is lieing & being about 
a Mile & a halfe southward from the aforesaid percell of land, and lieth a little 
distance Northward from a percell of land belonging to Joseph Williams of said 
Providence; and is bounded on the south westeme Cornner with a black oake tree 
marked, on the norwesterne Cornner with a white oake tree Marked ; on the 
northeasterne Corner with a stake set into y® ground; on the southeasterne 
Cornner with a white oake tree marked ; Jt lieing length wayes Northeastward 
& southwestward. The said sixty acres of land was layd out unto me by the 
aforesaid towne of Providence theire Surveiors in a second devision share, in the 
Right of My flfather in law William White. As also together with y* said sixty 
acres of land aforementioned, I doe freely give grant & Make over unto my said 
son Joseph Heamton to him his Heirs & Assignes for Ever seven acres of land 
beareing Measure by y* eighteene foote pole, the which is adjoyneing to the east- 
eme part of y* abovesd thirty acres of land which lieth Neere to to the tract of 
land belonging to Edward Jnman senior & his partners ; And is bounded on y* 
Nor Norwesterne End with a highway lieing betweene the said peece of land and 
the [165] aforesaid tract of land belonging to y* aforesd Edward Jnman & 
his partners; the other end bounding upon y* Meadow of Lawrance Wilkenson; 
The East Northeasterne side bounding upon sixty acres of land Now in possession 
& belonging to my son Benjamin Heamton, the other side bounding with y* afore- 
said Thirty acres of land unto which it adjoyneth. The said seven acres of land 
was by y* towne of Providence Surveior layd out unto My said son Joseph upon 
Exchange for other land with y* said towne : but y* said land being My Right, & 
my said son Not haveing any. asurance thereof from Me other wise but by Word 
of Mouth, with all & singular y* privelidges & appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing ; And all the estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse, property possession, Clayme & 
demand What soever of Me y* said Benjamin Hearnton in or to y* same or any 
part or percell thereof To have and to hold the said sixty acres of land, and the 
said seven acres of land as aforesaid unto My said son Joseph Hearnton, his heirs, 
Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, to y® only proper vse & behoofe 
of My said son Joseph Heamton his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
for ever. And that My said son Joseph Hearnton his heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators & Assignes by force & vertue of these presents is & from the day of the 



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date hereof henceforward forever shall stand & be lawfully Seized to him his 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes of & in the afore granted premises 
& Every part & percell there of, of a good Sure lawfuU Absolute & undefeazeable 
estate of Jnhiretance in ffee Simple, without any Conditions, Limitation, vse, or 
other thing to alter or change the same. And that the premises above by these 
presents mentioned given & granted & Every part & percell thereof is & from 
time to time & at all times hereafter for Ever shall be, Remaine & Continue to be 
the proper vse & behoof e of my said son Joseph Ueamton his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators and Assignes for Ever Cleare & free ; & freely & Clearely Exon- 
erated Aquitted & discharged, or other wise by Me the said Benjamin Uearnton 
my Heirs Exsecutors & Administrators Sufficiently saved & kept harmelesse of 
& from all & all Manner of former & other bargains Sales, Gifts, Grants, Mort- 
gages, Leases, Assignements Jntayle and power of Thirds Made or Claymed by or 
through Elizabeth My Now wife; And of & from all & Singular other Charges 
Titles Troubles, Jncumbrances & demandes whatsoever had. Made, done, or 
suffered to be done by me y* said Benjamin Hearnton, my heirs Exsecutors, or 
Administrators, or any other person, or persons whatsoever by my or their act 
Meanes Consents or procurement. And against me the said Benjamin Hearnton 
my Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & all & every other person or persons what- 
soever lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest Clayme or demand in 
or to the same or any part or percell [156] thereof from by or under me or any 
of us shall & will warrant and for Ever defend by these presents Jn wittnes of 
the premisses I doe hereunto Set my hand & scale the third day of March in y* 
yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty & five. six. 

Signed Sealed & delivered The marke of 

in y® presence of 9 H Benjamin Hearnton 

Thomas Olney (Senior) L S. 

William Olney 

The sixteenth day of May in jr* yeare 1686 : 
Elizabeth Hearnton y* wife of Benjamin Hearnton (sen^ did freely consent 
to the bove written deede & did freely Resigne np all her Right of thirds the 
which might be Contained in y* lands there Exprest; 

Before Me Joseph Jenckes Assistant 

This Jndenture made betweene Thomas Clemence of the towne 
ThoB: Qf Providence in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plan- 

Cleamences "^ * 

Deed to tatious in New England on the one party. And Stephen Aniold 

Ajn'oiT (sen') of Pautuxett in y* towne & Colloney aforesaid on the other 

part, Witnesseth, That the said Thomas Clemence for & in Consider- 
ation of y* sum of Six pounds of Silver money of New England, the recept 



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whereof the said Thomas Clemence doth owne & acknowledge, hath given, 
granted, Bargained & Sold & by these presents doth fully & Clearely g^ve grant 
Bargaine & sell unto the said Stephen Arnold his heirs & Assignes all his proper 
Right Jntrest & Title that he hath, or that doth any wayes belong or appertaine 
unto him in all the lands lieing within the towneshipp of y* aforesaid towne 
of Providence, begining at the seven mile line which is all ready Runn Seven 
miles from the said Providence towne westward & from the said line reaching 
westward to y* utmost Extent of y* lands belonging to the afore said towne of 
Providence, in all the whole tract on the west side of y* said seven mile line. 
All which aforesaid Bargained premises shall be to the said Stephen Arnold his 
heirs & Assignes for Ever, To have & to hold to theire only use & behoofe with- 
out at any time the hindrance, lett, trouble, suite or Contradiction of or by the 
said Thomas Clemence his heirs Exsecutors Administrate* or Assignes. Provided 
alwayes, And Neverthelesse, Jf the sayd Thomas Clemence his heirs, Exsecutors, 
Administrators, or Assignes doe betweene the day of y* date hereof & the second 
day of December in y* yeare one Thousand Six hundred Eighty & five pay or 
Cause to be payd unto the said Stephen Arnold his heirs Exsecutors Administra- 
tors or Assignes, or to their order, the full & just sum of Seven pounds & two 
shillings in silver Mony of New England, Then shall the said bargained premises 
Returne unto y® sayd Thomas Clemence his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes, And the abovesaid Bargaine be utterly Null & Voyd ; But if otherwise 
the said Bargaine shall stand in full force & vertue Jn wittnes where of he 
doth hereunto sett his hand & scale the second day of December in y* yeare one 
thousand six hundred Eighty & two. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered Memorandum, 

in the presence of us the word towards 

James Blackmar y* begining which 

The marke of seemes darke is 

John X Smith (Six) And y* two 

words towards the later 
End which shew darke, 
one is, seven. And jr* 
other is (Two.) 
Thomas Clemenc L. S. 

[167] To all people before whome tins deede of Sale Shall come Stephen 
Paine of the towne of Rehoboth in the County of New Bristoll in the Territory 
& Dominion of New England in America Sendeth greeting : Know Yee That the 
said Stephen Payne (yeoman) for & in Consideration of a valuable sum of 
Mony in hand already well & truely payd unto him by Edward Jnman (Glover) 



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Jnhabetant of y* towne of Providence in New England aforesaid, & by Barbara 
his wife, or good security given for the same, the Recept whereof the said Stephen 
Payne doth owne & Acknowledge ; & therewith to be fully satisfied Contented & 
payd ; Hath given, Granted, bargained Sold Aliend Enffeofed Assigned & Made 
over. And by these presents for him his heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators Doth 
fully Clearely & Absolutely give, grant, Bargaine, Sell, Alien Enfeoff Assigne & 
Make over vnto the said Edward Jnman & Barbara his wife all the proper Right 
Jntrest & Title which belonged unto John Buckman formerly of said Rehoboth 
(but now deceased) in a tract of land lieing and being on the west side of the 
fresh River Called Pautuckett River, at & about a place Called Westquadomesett 
with in the towneship of Providence aforesaid ; The which said tract being by y* 
aforesaid towne of Providence Allowed & Confirmed to y* said Edward Jnman & 
his Associats, or Partners ; And whereas the said John Buckman was Associate 
& partner with the said Edward Jnman in the said tract of land whereby apart 
thereof belonged to the said John Buckman, And [158] ^^^^ ^y the said John 
Buckman made over unto Stephen Paine of Rehoboth (Senior) Grand father of 
the aforesaid Stephen Payne, there with to discharge a debt from y* said John 

Buckman to the said Stephen Paine Sen! due ; The which said Right 
Stephen ^f lan^jg being by y* last Will & testament of y* said Stephen Paine 

Deed to (Scuior) who is some time since deceased ; fallen to be y* Right of 

inman * ^^ ^^^^ Stephen Payne Grandson of y* said deceased Stephen Payne 

(Sen') hath & by this Jnstrument as aforesaid Doth with all & Sin- 
gular the appurtenances & privelidges to the said Right of land belonging, 
And all the Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest vse Property possession Clayme & 
demand whatsoover in or to the same of him the said Stephen Payne fully 
Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant Bargaine Sell, Alien Enfeoffe Assigne & make 
over unto the said Edward Jnman & Barbara his wife theire heirs & Every their 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever to have & to hold the 
said Right of land as aforesaid unto the said Edward Jnman & Barbara his wife 
theire heirs & Every their heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever, 
to the only proper vse & behoofe of the said Edward Jnman & Barbara his wife 
theire heirs & Every their heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes at all 
times hence forward as aforesaid. And That the premises above by these presents 
Granted, Bargained & sold & Eveiy part, & percell thereof from y* day of y* 
date hereof & from time to time & at all times here after for Ever shall be 
Remaine & Continue to be the proper vse & behoofe of the said Edward Jnman 
and Barbara his wife their heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes & Every 
their heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes Cleare & free & freely & 
Clearely Exonerated aquitted & discharged of & from any Clayme of Thirds to 
be [169] at any time claymed & Challinged in or to the same or any part thereof 
by Elizabeth his now wife ; or from any Clayme or Challinge in or to y* sayd 

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Right of lands at any time to be made, or to any part thereof by his Cousin 
Natbaniell Paine of the towne of Bristoll in y* County aforesaid, or of or by any 
other person or persons whatsoever either for by Through Or under him. The 
said Edward Jnman & Barbai-a his wife their heirs & Every their heirs Executors 
Administrators & Assignes at all times by him the said Stephen Payne his heirs 
Exsecutoi's & Administrators to be saved & kept harmelesse sufficiently, And of 
& from all & Singular former Bargains & other Charges Titles troubles Jncum- 
brances & demands whatsoever had made done or suffered to be done, by y* said 
Stephen Payne his heirs Exsecutors or Administrators or any other person or 
persons whatsoever by his or their act meanes Consent or procurement. And 
against him the sayd Stephen Paine his heirs Exsecutors Administrate & all & 
Every other person or persons whatsoever Lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, 
Title, Jntrest Clayme or demand in or to jr* same or any part thereof from, by or 
under him, them, or any of them shall & Will Warrant & for ever defend by 
thesents, Jn Wittnes of the premises the said Stephen Paine doth hereunto sett his 
hand and Scale the twenty & Sixt day of Aprill Anno : Domini one thousand Six 
hundred & Eighty & Eight, And in the fourth yeare of the Reigne of our Sov- 
ereigne Lord James the second King of England Scotland france & Jreland &et^ 
Signed Sealed & 
delivered in the pre8enc|e| of 

Thomas Olney 

Samuell Bennet 

John Smith 

May y* 18* 1688 ; Then personally | appeared | Stephen Paine whose name is 

above written, & owned & ackowledged this instrument to be his voUuntarey & f ree 

act & deede before one of y* Councell of his majestyes Territorey & Dominion of 

New Englang. 

Daniel : Smith 

Memorandum, before signeing & Sealeing the words [To be Saved & kept 

harmelesse sufficiently] were interlined betweene the thirty fourth & thirty fift 

lines) And so was the word whome in the first line, 

Stephen Paine L. S. 

[160J To all people before whome this deede of Sale Sale Shall Come 
Joseph Hearnton of the Towne of Providence in the County of Rhode Jsland 
Kings Province & Providence plantations in the Territory & Dominion of New 

England, in America (husbandman) Sendeth greeteiug. Know 
lostHearntons Yec That the Said Joseph Hearnton for & in Consideration of a val- 

D66(l to 

Wiuiam uablc sum of Money in hand already well & truely payd unto him 

Hearnton jjy William Hearntou of the towne & County aforesaid (Shoo- 

maker) The recept whereof the said Joseph Hearnton doth Owne & 



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acknowledge, & therewith to be fully satisfied Contented & payd, Hath Bar- 
gained, Sold, Enfeofed, Aliened Assigned set over & Confirmed ; And by these 
presents for him his heirs Exseoutors & Administrators Doth fully Clearely & 
Absolutely Bargaine, Sell, Enfeoffe, Alien, Assigne Set over & Confirme unto y* 
said William Hearnton to him his heirs Exseoutors Administrators & Assignes 
forever a percell of land being part upland & part low Swampye land, being in 
quantetye Thirteene acres (be it more or lesse) And is Senate lieing & being 
within the towneshipp of Providence aforesaid & a little Southward from the 
tract of land belonging to Edward Jnman & his partners at & about y^ place 
Called Westquadomeset ; The said thirteene acres of land haveing five Cornners, 
one Corner thereof poynting Souhward, Each Cornner being bounded with a land 
marke, Jt bounding on the Easterne & South-Easterne — parts with y* land of y* 
said Joseph Hearnton, on the southwesterne part with land belonging to John 
Hardin of Newport, on the westerne part with y* Common, & on the Northerne 
part with a high way which lieth betweene the said land & y^ aforesaid tract of 
land belonging to Edward Jnman & his partners ; with all & singular the prive- 
lidges & Appurtenances to the said thirteene acres of land belonging, And all the 
Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, vse, property, possession, Clayme & demand whatso- 
ever of him the said Joseph Hearnton in or to y* same or any part thereof To 
have & to hold the said percell of land a aforesaid unto y* said William Hearnton 
his heirs Exseoutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever; to the [161] only 
proper vse & behoofe of the said William Hearnton his Heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes for Ever. And the said Joseph Hearnton for himselfe his 
heirs Exsecutors & Administrators, & for Every of them doth Covenant promise 
& grant to & with the said William Hearnton his heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes & to & with Every of them by these presents in manner & forme as 
followeth ; That is to say ; That he the said Joseph Hearnton at the time of y* 
sealeing & delivery hereof is the true & RightfuU Owner of y* above bargained 
premises, & that he hath full power good Right, true title & lawfull Authoritye 
to bargaine sell and Confirme the above bargained premises & Every part thereof 
unto y* said William Hearnton his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
in manner & forme as aforesaid. And that the sd William Hearnton his heii*s 
Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes by force and vertue of these presents, is, & 
shall stand & be lawfully Seized to him his hell's, Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes of & in y* Bargained premises & of & in Every part thereof of a good 
sure lawfull Absolute & vndefeazeable Estate of inhiritance in fee simple with- 
out any Conditions, limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or change y* same. 
And that the promises above by these presents Mentioned to be bargained & sold 
& Every part thereof is at this present day of y* date hereof, & from time to time 
& at all times hereafter for Ever shall be Remaine & Continue to be the proper 



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vse & behoofe of y® said William Hearnton his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators 
& Assignes for Ever Cieare & free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated aquitted & 
discharged, or otherwise by the sayd Joseph Hearnton his heirs Exsecutors & 
Administrators sufficiently saved & kept harmelesse of & from all & all Manner 
of former bargains Sales, Gifts, Grants, Leases Assigne ments, forfittures, Seisures, 
Joyntures Dowryes, power & Thirds of Sarah his Now wife to be claymed & 
Challinged in or to the same or any part thereof ; And of & from all [162] & 
singular other Charges Titles, Troubles Jncumbrances & de mands whatsoever, 
had, Made, done, or suffered to be done by y* sayd Joseph Hearnton his heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators, or any other person or persons whatsoever by his or 
their act meanes Consent or procurement. And against him the said Joseph 
Hearnton his heirs Exsecutors Administrators, & all & Every other person or per- 
sons whatsoever lawfully Claymeing any Estate Right Title Jntrest Clayme or 
demand in or to the same or any p:irt thereof from by or under him them or any 
of them, shall & will warrant & for Ever defend by these presents Jn Wittnes of 
the premises the sayd Joseph Hearnton doth hereunto set his hand & Scale the 
twenty & fourth day of Aprill Anno Dom?* One thousand six hundred Eighty & 
Eight & in the fourth yeare of his Majestyes Reigne James y" second King of 
England Scotland ffmnce & Jreland &ct' 

Signed Sealed The marke of Joseph H Hearnton L. S. 

& delivered in 
y" presents of 

Thomas Olney 

Nathanell Mawrey 

Thomas Olney junT 
Joseph Hearnton did on the 24'** day of Aprill in y* yeare 1688 acknowledg 
the above written Jnstrument to be his act & deede before me Richard Arnold 
of y** Councill 

[168] To all People to whome these presents shall Come. Andrew Harris 
of Pautuxett in y* Towneshipp of Providence in y** Colloney of Rhode Jsland 
& Providence plantations in New England Sendeth greeting. Know yee That I 

y* said Andrew Harris for & in Consideration of | the sum of | 
Andrew Harris Twcncy pouuds Curraut Moucy of New England to me in hand 
corneHus p^yd by Comelius Higgins of y* same place late of Newport on 

Higgins Rhode Jsland wherewith I doe acknowledge my selfe to be satisfied. 

Have Granted, Aliened Jnfeofed, Bargained & Sold, And by these 
presents for me my Heirs Exsecutors & Administrators doe fully Clearely & 
Absolutely Grant Alien infeaffe Bargaine, sell & Confirme unto the said Cornel- 
ius Higgins his heii"s & Assignes for Ever Certaine percells of lands Containeing 



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by Estemation ninty Eight acres & one quarter, lieing & being Scituate in the 
precincts of y* said Towne of Prouidence & bounded as followeth at a place 
Called Sekecequot ; | on | the south by y* land of John ffenner, on the west, 
North, & East by Comon, or undevided land of y* sayd Towne of Providence, as 
it is now marked out by trees at y* Cornners. The Meadow part being also 
bounded by John ffenners meadow & lieth on y* Eastwardly side & part on y* 
westwardly side of y* sd land together with all & singular the Rights Prive- 
lidges highways & appurtenances unto y* sd lands or any part or percell thereof 
belonging or any wise appertaineing. To Have And to Hold the said lands 
together with all & singular the premises hereby bargained & sold unto him the 
sayd Cornelius Higgins his heirs & Assignes for Ever to his & theire owne proper 
use & behoofe for Ever. And I the said Andrew Harris for me, my heirs Exsec- 
utora & Administrators doe hereby Covenant grant & agree to & with the sayd 
Cornelius Higgins his [184J heirs & Assignes that I am lawfully seized of all 
& singular y* premises hereby Granted & have full power to bargaine & sell the 
same unto him y* said Cornelius Higgins his heirs & Assignes in manner above 
Expressed: And that the same shall for Ever here after be & Remaine unto him 
y® said Cornelius Higgins of & from all other & former Bargains, Sales, Gifts, 
grants, Leases, Dowers, Thirds or Claymes whatsoever had, made, Suferred or 
done, or to be had made Suffered or done by Mee the said Andrew Harris or my 
heirs or Assignes, or any other person or persons by my Meanes Title Consent or 
procurem*: Sufficiently Discharged; And I y* said Andrew Harris the said lands 
& all & singular y® premises hereby Bargained & sold unto him y® said Cornelius 
Higgins his heirs & Assignes against me my heirs & Assignes, or any other per- 
son lawfully Claymeing the same will warrant & for Ever defend by these pres- 
ents. Provided alwayes & it is hereby intended that whereas the said Cornelius 
Higgins is by Jndentures bound to serve y* said Andrew Harris the full terme of 
six yeares Know yee that if y* sayd Cornelius Higgins shall depart this life 
before y* said time Contained in y® said Jndentures be fully Expired that then & 
from thence forward the heirs of y* sd Cornelius Higgins shall (not with stand- 
ing y* grant aforesaid) for & in Consideration of y* lands granted by these pres- 
ents, shall pay or Cause to be payd for Every yeares, service of y® sd terme of six 
yeares as shall be vnexpired at y* decease of y* said Cornelius unto jr* said 
Andrew Harris his Exsecutors & Administrators the full & just sum of foure 
pounds Currant Money of New England or other pay Equivolent, on or before 
y* twentieth day of November yearely: Jn wittnes whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand & scale this twenty one day of November one thousand six hundred 
Eighty & Two 

Andrew Harris L. S. 



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Signed Sealed & delivered 
in the presence of, the 
words (part on y* westwardly 
side) in y* Eleventh line 
first interlined / 

Mary Billing 

Thomas Ward 

[165] To all persons to whome these presents shall Come William Haukins 
jun^ of jr* Towne of Providence in his Majestyes CoUony of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence plantations in New England in America Sendeth Greeteing. Know 
Yee That I the said william Haukins junior, for & in Consideration of jr* true & 
just sum of three poundes in Currant silver of New England in hand well & 
truely payd before y* sealeing and delivery of these presents by Thomas Patey of 
the Towne & CoUoney aforesaid, the recept whereof I doe hereby acknowledg, & 
thereof & therewith doe owne m3r8elfe to be fully satisfied Contented & Payd, & 
thereof & Every part thereof doe fully aquitt y* said Thomas Patey his heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes of y* same have Granted, Aliend, Enfe- 
offed, bargained, & sold. And by these presents for me my heirs, Exsecutors, & 
Administrators doe fully, Clearely, & Absolutely, Grant, Alien, Enfeoffe, Bar- 
gaine, sell & Confirme unto y* said Thomas Patey his heirs, Exsecutors, Admin- 
isti-ators, & Assignes for Ever a Certaine percell of Meaddow land, being scituate 
in the aforesaid Towne of Providence, & about two Miles in distance North- 
wardly from y* said Towne, Jt being upon the southerne side of y* River 
Called Moeshasett River; Bounded on the Northerne side with y* aforesaid 
River, on the westerne End with jr* Meaddow of John Smith, Miller, of this towne 
deceased.) on y* southerne side With y* upland now in jr* possession of y* said 
Thomas Patey, & on y* East End with y* Meaddow of Shadrach Manton of this 
sayd towne. All which aforementioned percell of Meaddow land within the 
boundes prescribed be it More or lesse I say I have truely sold & passed away to 
y* sayd Thomas Patey & his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes To have 
& to hold the sayd Meaddow land, & all & singular the premises above by these 
presents Granted unto y^ said Thomas Patey & his heirs, Exsecutors, Adminis- 
trators & Assignes for Ever; to the only proper vse & best behoofe of him y* 
sayd Thomas Patey & his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever; 
And I the sayd William Haukins for me, my heirs, Exsecutors, & Administrators 
doe hereby Covenant, promise, Grant & Agree to & with the said Thomas Patey 
his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever, that the said Meaddow 
land above by these presents granted now be & for Ever hereafter shall be & 
Remaine unto the said Thomas Patey & his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators 



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Clearely aquitted Exonerated & discharged of & from all other Gifts, Grants, 
leases, Joyntures Dowres, Thirds, or any other Title, Clayme Jntrest demand or 
Jncumbrance whatsoever, had, made, Suffered or done, by me the said William 
Haukins, or my heirs Exsecutors, Administrators or Assignes, or any person, or 
persons by my Meanes Title Consent or procurement. And I the [166J said 
William Haukins, the said Meaddow land & all & singular the premises above by 
these I presents | granted unto the said Thomas Patey & his heira Exsecutors, 
Administrators & Assignes against me my heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes shall & will warrant and for Ever defend by these presents. Jn wittnes 
whereof I doe here unto sett my hand & scale, this thirtieth day of Aprill one 
Thousand six hundred & Eighty thi*ee & Thirty fifth yeare of his Majestyes 
Reigne Charles y* second &®^ 

Signed, Sealed & delivered William Haukings Jun' L. S. 

in y* presence of us 

Andrew Harris The marke of 

John Whipple jun^ X Liddea Haukings 

wiii« William Haukings & Liddea his wife did on y* 11*** of ffebruarey 

DeedtoThot: ^" 7* y^^rc 1686 ackuowlcdg y* above written .Instrument to be 
peatey their act & deede before me Richard Arnold of y* Councill, / 



Valintine 
Whitman 



To all people before whome this Deede of sale shall Come Know 
yee That Valentine Whittman inhabitant of y*^towne of Providence 
Deed to iu y* CoUoncy of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in New 

Tho8 Peatey England in America. Have Bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliend, 

Made Over & Confirmed ; And by these presents doe Bargaine, sell 
Enfeoffe, Alien, make over & Confirme unto Thomas Patey Resident in y* towne 
& CoUoney aforesaid a Certaine Tract of land Containeing of seven acres, it 
beareing Measure by jr* Eighteene foote pole. The said land is scituate in y* 
aforesaid towne of Providence Jt lieing in y* Tract of land Called y* Neck ; Jt 
lieing on y* East part of y* houselotts of Richard Scott, & John Throckmorton of 
this said towne, there being a highway of three poles wide allowed betwixt y* 
said land & y^ aforesaid lotts. The said land bounding on y* South Side with a 
lott in y* possession of Nathaniell Waterman of this sd towne ; on y* East End 
with land of John Browne on y* North side with y* land of y* aforesaid whitt- 
man & on y* west End with y* aforesd highway. Bounding neere y* Norwest- 
erne Cornner with a Small Black Oake tree Marked, on two sides, & from y* said 
black oake tree to range westward to y* said highway, & from this said black oake 
to Range Eastwardly to another small black oake tree, the which tree is a North 
Eastenie Cornner bound, & from this said black oake tree to Range Southwardly 



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to a walnut tree marked on two sides, the which is a south Easterne Com- 
ner bound, & from this said Walnut tree to range west wardly to a stake Marked 
on two sides, & from [167] the said Stake to Range to y* aforesaid highway. 
All which aforementioned tmct of land in forme & Manner according to y* 
bounds prescribed, be it more or less, with all the appurtenances, Benneffitts, 
Privelidges, ProiBtbs & Comodityes thereof & thereunto belonging for a valuable 
Consideration in hand already well & truely payd unto me by y* said Thomas 
Patey the recept of which I doe owne & acknowledg & doe hereby aquitt him, 
his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & A^signes of y* same, have, with all my 
Right, Jntrest & Title therein truely Sold, Made over & passed away both from 
my selfe, my heirH, Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes To have & to hold as 
his or Either of their true, proper & lawfuU Right & Jnhiritance for Ever Quiet 
& peaceably to Enjoy vse & possess the same & Every part thereof without at 
any time the hindrance, Lett, Trouble, Molestation Suit, deniall demand or Con- 
tradiction of or by me the said Valentine Whittman, or of, or by any other person 
or persons Either for, By through or under me. And that the said Thomas Patey 
doth at this presant day of the Signeing & Sealeing hereof Stand truely & law- 
fully Seized & possessed of jr* said land & Every part thereof of a good. Sure, 
LawfuU, Absolute & undefeazeable Estate of inhiritance in ffee Simple as the 
true & most RightfuU inhiriter thereof, without any Conditions, Limitations vse, 
or any other thuig to pass, alter or Cliang the same. And I doe by these presents 
firmely bind mySelfe, my heirs Exsecutors, & Administrators at all times to Save 
keepe harmeless & defend the said Thomas Patey his heirs, Exsecutors, Adminis- 
trators, & Assignes, from all hindrances, Letts, Troubles, incumbrances, molesta- 
tions Suits, Rights, Titles & Claymes which may, or shall at any time arise, or be 
layd unto y* said land or any part or percell thereof by any person or persons what- 
soever lawfully Claymeing or to Claime by vertue of any other Bargaine Sale 
Jmbazelment Gift or Mortgage at any time Made done or Comited by me the 
said Valentine Whittman ; or of, or by any [168] other person or persons Either 
for. By, througli or under me. As also I doe bind my selfe, my heirs, Exsecu- 
tors & Administrators to secure y* said Thomas Patey his heirs, Exsecutors, 
Administrators & Assignes from any Clayme of Dowryes Joyntures, or Jntayles, 
or from any Clayme of Thirds which may or shall at any time or be layd unto y* 
same by or through Mary my Now wife, Jn wittnes of this My Reall act & deede 
I doe hereunto sett my hand & scale this twenty fourth day of ffebruarey one 
Thousand Six hundred Seventy foure & Twenty Seventh yeare of his Majestyes 

Reigne Charles y* second &*". 

Signed, Sealed & delivered Valentine Whittman L. S. 

in y* presence of us 
William Haukings 
John Whipple jun! 



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To all pei-sons to whome these presents shall Come John Browne of y* Towne 
of Providence in the CoUony of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in New 
England in America Sendeth Greeteing Know yee That I the said John Browne 

for, & in Consideration of y* true and just sum of fourteene pounds 
John Brown j^ good Merchantable pay of this Colloney in hand well & truely 
Tho.:Patey payd before the sealeing & delivery of these presents by Thomas 

Patey of jr* Towne & Colloney aforesaid, the recept whereof I doe 
hereby acknowledg, & thereof & there with doe owne my selfe to be fully satis- 
tied Contented & payd. have Granted, Aliened, Enfeoffed, Bargained & Sold, 
And by these presents for me, my heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators Doe fully 
Clearely & absolutely Gmnt, Alien Enfeoffe, Bargaine sell & Confirme unto y* 
said Thomas Patey his heii-s & Assignes for Ever a certaine tract of upland being 
in f^teemation fourteene acres, more or lesse ; The said vpland is Scituate in y" 
aforesaid towne, & in that tract of land Called the Neck, bounding on y® south 
part with the Comon, or land laid out to Samuell Winsor of y* said towne ; on 
the East part, partly with y* Comoa and partly with the land of Epenetus Olney 
of y* said towne, on y* North part with y* land of y* said . Olney & on y* 
west part, partly with y® land of Thomas Harris jun! & partly with the land 
of the aforesd [169] Patey, bounding on jr* southwesterne Cornner with a 
Walnut tree, on y* southeasterne Cornner with a Small black oake ti-ee, & 
to runn from y* said Small black Oake as y* fence of y* said Thomas Patey 
Now Standeth till it meete with y* land of y" said Olney, & then to runn 
adjoyneing to y* said Olneys land till it Comes to a Stake with a heape of Stones 
about it, it being the said Olnejrs Cornner bound, & from thence as the stakes 
stand along by y* said Olneys land to a Rock with stones upon being y* said 
Olneys Northwestern Cornner bound, on y* North Easterne Cornner with a Rock 
and on y* Northwesterne Cornner with a heape of stones And the said Thomas 
Patey to have and to hold the said vpland & all & singular y* premises Granted 
unto y* said Thomas Patey & his heirs & Assignes for Ever, to the only proper 
use & best behoof e of him the said Thomas Patey & his heirs & Assignes for Ever 
And I the said John Browne for Me My heirs Exsecutors & Administrators doe 
hereby Covenant promise. Grant & agree to & with y* said thomas Patey & his 
heirs & Assignes for Ever, that y* said land above by these presents Granted Now 
be & for Ever hereafter shall be & Remaine unto y* said Thomas Patey and his 
heirs & Assignes Clearely aquitted. Exonerated & discharged of & from all other 
Gifts, Grants, leases, Joyntures, Dowers, Thirds, or any other Title, Clayme, 
Jntrest Demand or in Cumbrance whatsoEver, had, made. Suffered or done, or to 
be had made suffered or done by me the said John Browne, or my heirs or 
Assignes, or any person or persons by my meanes Title Consent or procurement. 
And I the said John Browne the said land, & all & Singular the premises above 



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by these prenento unto y"* said Thonuis Patey & his heirs & Assignes, Against me 
my heiiis & Assignes shall & will wan-ant & for Ever defend by these presents, Jn 
Wittnes whereof I Doe here unto sett my hand & seale the twenty third day of 
Agust, one thousand six hundred & Eighty and Thirty Second yeare of his Maj- 
estyes Reigne Charles y* Second &® : 

Signed Sealed & delivered John Browne L. S. 

in y* presence of us John Browne with 

John Whipple jun^ Mary his wife did befoi^ 

Rebekah Whipple me this day freely acknow- 

ledg this above writeu 
insti-ument to be both 
their acts & deeds this 
third day of december 1680 
^ me Joseph Jenckes 

Asistaut. 
[170] Vpon y® 19'** day of Novemlx»r in y® yeai*e 1685 

Layd out unto Josepli Smith as to a lifty acre devision, &; to an Aditionall 
devision agreed upon & ordred by y* towne of Providence to be layd out on y* 
East side of y* foure mile line, Twenty & one acres & Thirty poles of land, it 

being in y*" one halfe of the Right of John Smith, Mason, as a five & 
.io8:siiiiiiis twenty aci*e man with a (quarter part of Comon ; And in one quarter 

part of the Right of Jolm Joanes as a five & Twenty acre man with 
a full Right of Comon as by Record appeares : The which said land is Scituate 
lieing & being North & bewestward from y* aforesaid towne of Providence about 
two miles & a halfe distant, & is adjoyneing to y* southwesterne westeme, 
westerne, Norwesterne %k> north Easterne parts of tlie said Joseph Smith his land 
which he bought of Richard Arnold which formerly belonged to Robert Colwell, 
which lieth upon tlie Brooke Called Robbins Brooke ; one part of y** sd 21 acres & 
80 poles of land bounding on a south easterne End with an old burned walnut 
stumi)e & from it to runn norwestward to a white oake tree marked, & from y* 
said white Oake to runn north untill it meete with the land of Thomas Olney thero 
being a stiike & heape of stones set for a norwesterne Cornner, being set in y* 
range of y® said Thomas Olneys land, & from y* said stake & heape of stones to 
turne and i-ange Eastward untill it Come to a peece of swampe formerly belonging 
Uy y* said Joseph Smith, & in so Running joyneth to the Other part of y* said 21 
acres & 30 poles : The aforesaid Old burned Walnut Stumpe is a southwesterne 
Cornner bound of y® said Joseph Smith his former land : The first part of y* 
aforesd 21 acres & 30 poles of land boundeth upon y* southwest & westerne parts 
with land layd out to samuell Comstock, & on y** Northerne part with tlie land 
of Thomas Olney : the other parts bounding with y* said Joseph Smith his land, & 



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80 also the other part of jr* said 21 acres & 30 poles bounding on y* North with y* 
said Thomas Olne3r8 land & all y* other parts bounding with y* said Joseph Smith 
his former land which he bought as aforesaid. A black Oake tree staanding 
Northeastward from a peece of Swampe being Marked for one Cornner bound of 
y* old land. The said 21 acres & 30 poles beareing Measure by y® 18 foote pole. 

Laid out y* day & yeare abovesd, By me, Thomas olney, Surveior. 

To all to whome these presents shall Come I Thomas Clements of Providence 
in the Countey of Rhode Jsland, Kings Provmce & Providence Plantations in 
America Sendeth greeteing. Know Yee That I Thomas Clements for & in Consid- 
eration of y" sum of seven Pound of Currant Silver money of New England unto 
me in hand paid before the Ensealeing & delivery of these presents by George 
Keetch of Providence in y* County aforesaid the recept whereof I doe hereby 
acknowledg & thereof & therewith doe owne my selfe to be fully satisfied & Con- 
tented, have granted, bargained Aliend Sold & Confirmed, & by [171] these pres- 
ents for me my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators doe fully Clearely & Absolutely 
grant Alien, Bargaine Sell & Confirme unto y* said George Keech his Heirs & 
Assignes for Ever Thirty acres of land scituate lieing & being in Providence & is 

bounded as followeth on y** South East a black oake marked on two 
Tho«: ciemeiice sidcs, uorthcastwardly with a Walnut tree marked on fower sides ; 
Keetor^^*^^^ from y* said Walnut bounden upon y* River till you Come toaChes- 

nut tree Marked on two sides westwardly by y* River Side & from 
thence Running southeastwardly to a black oake tree marked on two sides To 
have & to hold the aforesaid land above by these presents Granted unto y* said 
George Keech his heirs & Assignes for Ever the only proper use & behoofe of y* 
said George Keech his heirs & Assignes for Ever; And I the said Thomas 
Clements for me my heirs or Assignes doe Covenant and promise to & with y* 
said George Keech his heirs or Assignes that I am lawfully possessed of y* above- 
said land with all privelidges & appurtenances there unto belonging or appurtaine- 
ing, And that I have full power & Lawful! authority in my selfe to dispose of y* 
same unto y* said George Keech his heirs & Assignes for Ever; And doe promise 
to warrant & defend y® same by these presents Jn wittnes whereof I have here 
unto put my hand & Scale this twenty sixth day of September 1687, & in y® thii*d 
yeare of his Majestys Reigne James y" second King of England, &c. 

Signed Sealed & delivered Thomas Clemenc L. S. 

in the presence of us 
Samuell Winsor 
Samuell Comstock 

Be it knowne unto all Men by these presents. That I William Carpenter 
of Pautuxett in the Collony of Rhode Jland & Providence plantations in New 



•-* 



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England, for & in good Consideration of Exchange, for land I had of him in Satis- 
faction for it : for which Cause aforesaid I have bargained & Sold, & doe by these 
pi-esents firmely make good & make over unto Stephen Arnold inhabetant of 
Pautuxett [172] ^^ 3^ CoUoney aforesaid, part of three lotts or shares of land 

lieing & being on y* North side of Pautuxett River aforesaid in y* 
William Car- Neck uccre y* ff alls, The first part Containeth Two & forty poles in 
Stephen Arnow length & nine polcs in breadth ; Two acres & a halfe More or lesse. 

Bounded on y* south side with land of William Hackkenc, on y* west 
Pautuxett ffresh River, on jr* North land of Stephen Arnolds, on y* East y* 
Remainder of y* same Lott. The second part or percell Containeth fforty poles 
in length & Ninteene poles in breadth & is bounded on y® south side with land of 
Stephen Arnolds & on y* west with jr* vin|e|yard or pond, & on the North a lott 
that Zachary Roades planted, & on jr* East with y® Remainder part of y* same two 
lotts which were jr* tenth & y" Eleventh Lotts layd out from the ffalls Northward, 
& y* first was y* Sixth lott from tlie ffalls in all Containeing seven acres & halfe 
More or lesse : All which percells of land lieing & bounding as aforesaid with all 
y* appurtenances there unto belonging I Doe by this Surrender it all unto 
Stephen Arnold aforesaid, & it is all now his true & proper Right Title & 
Jntrest To have hold Possess & Jnjoy free for himselfe & his heirs & Assignes for 
Ever without y* lett, hindrance, Trouble or Molestations by me my heirs or 
Assignes or any other man to Clayme any of y* foresaid land or premises 
from, by or under me & now to bind myselfe my heirs & Assignes to y® true per- 
formance & Confirmation of all y** foresaid premises, I theeforesaid William Car- 
penter doe hereunto sett my hand this Eighteene day of June, one thousand six 
hundred ffifty six : 1656. 

Jn y* presence of William Carpenter 

William Burton 
Joseph Carpenter 

Vpon y" 16'** day of November in y* yeare 1685 
Daniel AbiK>t« Layd out unto Daniell Abbott in y* Right of his deceased ffather 

Daniell Abbott 24 acres & a halfe of land ; halfe an acre thereof being 
in, & part of an aditionall devission of six acres & a halfe agreed upon & Ordred 
by y* towne of Providence to be layd out, the 24 acres being part of a fifty acre 
de vision agreed upon & ordred by y® said Towne of Providence to be layd out ; 
The said halfe acre [173] being low swampy land & is incompassed on the North- 
east North, Norwest west, southwest & southerne parts with the aforesaid 24 acres 
of land : The said 24 acres adjoyneing to y* said halfe acre, all lieing in one 
peece, & is Scituate lieing & being about a mile Westward from the aforesaid 
Towne of Providence & on y^ side of the Water called Waybossett side ; Bounding 



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on the North Easterne Corner with a stake set into a brooke, on the Norwesterne 
Cornner with a black Oake tree, marked, On y* south westerne Cornner with a black 
oake tree Marked, & on y* Southeasterne Cornner with a black Oake tree marked: 
The Northeasterne End bounding with y* Comon ; the Southwesterne End also 
bounding with y* Comon ; & y* Norwesterne side bounding with the Comon, & 
the South Easterne side bounding a Small Streame or brooke, partly, & portly 
with y* upland. 

Layd out by y* 18 foote pole. 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesayd, by me Thomas Olney surveior. 

Vpon y* 21 day of November in y* yeare 1685. 
i>*«»ei Layd out unto Daniell Abbott in y- Right of Daniell Abbott liis 

Abbots •/ o 

Returne ffathcr & in y' Right of Adam Goodwin twelve acres of land in an 

aditionall devision agreed upon & ordred by y' Towne of Providence 
to be layd out ; Jt is Scituate lieing & being in that tract of land Called y® Neck 
& on the west side of y* upper Bailyes Cove ; Jt boundeth on the Easterne part 
withe said Cove, that is to say with high water marke, on jr* Northerne part with 
y* land of Thomas Harris jun^ on y* westerne & southwesterne parts with the 
Comon ; The norwesterne Corner bounding with a white oake tree marked ; the 
southwesterne Cornner with a black oake tree marked, & y* South Easterne Corn- 
ner with a black oake tree Marked, Jt beareing Measure by y** 18 foote pole. 
Layd out y' day & yeare abovesd, By me Thomas Olney Surveior. 

November y® 19*** 1685 : Laid out unto John Arnold in y* Right 
ueturn'^""^'* of Benjamin Smitli, to a five & twenty acre Right in an aditionall 

devision agreed upon by y* towne of Providence & ordred to be layd 
out ; one acre & a halfe & halfe a quarter of land, it is Scituate lieing & being in 
the Tract of land Called the Neck, & on y* west|erne| side of the great Swanipe & 
towards y* Northerne part of the Said Swampe, Jt lieing all along & adjoyneing 
to the westerne part of the Said John Arnold [174] his land; The Southerne End 
& westerne side bounding with the Comon ; The southwesterne Cornner a black 
Oake tree with stones about it, the norwesterne Corner a walnut tree with stones 
about it ; Jt beareing measure by y* 18 foote pole. 

Laid out the day & yeare abovesaid by me Thomas Olney Surveior. 

Vpon y* 9*** day of November in y* yeare 1685. Jn the Right of 
ThosiArnoi.i Stephen Northup ; Layd out unto Thomas Arnold in an aditionall 

devision agreed upon by y** towne of Providence & ordred. to be 
layd out Six acres of land : Jt is Scituate lieing & being in that tract of land 
Called y* Neck, & neere unto y* Swampe Called y* Great Swampe on y* west- 
erne side of y® said swampe ; & is adjoyneing to y® Northerne part of a percell 



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of land layd out unto Samuell Whipple; Jt bounding on 3^* Northerne part 
with y* Comon, on y* Southerne part with the said Samuell Whipple his said 
land ; on jr* Westerne part with y* Comon, & on y* Easterne part with a high 
way ; The South Easterne Cornner Bounding with a heape of stones, the North 
Easterne Cornner also a heape of stones, the Norwesterne Cornner a black 
oake tree with stones about it : the Southwesterne Cornner with a stake drove 
into the Ground & a heape of stones layd about it. the which is also a bound 
of y* said Samuell Whipple his said land. Layd out by y* 18 foote pole. 

Layd out y* day & yeare abovesd by me Thomas Olney Surveior. 

• 

To all people before whome this deede of Sale shall Come Timothy Brookes 
of y* Towne of Swansey in the CoUoney of New Plimouth in New England & 
Mehittabell his wife Sendeth Greeteing. Whereas it full & truly appeareth by 
legall Manefestations That Roger Mawrey formerly inhabetant of y* Towne 
of Providence in y* CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in 
New England, (deceased) did in his life time in Consideration of Marriage his 
Daughter Mehittabell (aforenamed) unto her former husband Eldad Kinslej' 
of Rehoboth in the CoUoney of New Plimouth aforesaid (deceased) & for 
& in satisfaction of a Certaine sum of Mony which y® said Roger Mawrey 
promised unto the said Eldad Kinsley in [176] Marriage with his said daughter 
Mehittabell for part of her portion, did fully freely and Absolutely Give, Grant, 
make over & Confirme unto y® said Eldad Kinsley a Certaine quantety of land 
Containeing by Esteemation twelve acres Scituate lieing & being within y* 
towneshipp of Providence aforesaid & towards the Northerne part of that tract of 
land by y* inhabitants of y* said Towne of Providence Called y* Neck, & part of 
it lieing in y* northerne part of y* Swampe Called the Great Swampe, the which 
said part of y* said twelve acres is Swampy land Containeing of about six acres, 
the other part of y® said twelve acres lieing on y* west side of y* Said Swampe 
being aU, or the most part upland & is, or ought to be in quantetye Six acres, & 
lieth, the northeasteme thereof adjoyneing to y® Southwesterne Cornner of y* 
aforesaid six acres of Swampey land, a white Oake tree standing for a bound of 
Each Cornner where y® said two Corners meete. The westerne part of y" 
said I percell of | Swampy land is bounded with land now in possession of Abra- 
ham Hardin of Providence aforesaid, & on y* Northerne part with the land of 
Stephen Hardin of said towne, on the Easterne part with the Comon, & on y* 
Southerne part with y* land of John Arnold of Providence aforesaid. The other 
said percell of land bounding on y* Easterne part with a peece of Comon which 
lieth betweene y* said percell of land & y* aforementioned land of y* aforenamed 
John Arnold, on the westerne part with jr* highway, or Comon Roade, on y* 
Northerne part with land now in possession of Abraham Hardin aforesaid, & on 



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y* Southerne part with land now in possession of Josias Wilkenson of said Prov- 
idence. Know Y* That the said Timothy Brookes for & in Consideration of a 
valuable Sum of Money in hand already well & truely payd unto him by Henry 
Estins of y* aforesaid Towne of Providence in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence plantations in New England the recept of which he doth owne & 
acknowledge and there-with to be fully Satisfied Contented & payd, [176] And 
thereof & every part & percell thereof aquitt Exonerate & discharge the said 
Henry Estins his Heirs, Exsecutors & Administratore, & Every of them by these 
presents Have, together with Mehittabell his said wife, Granted, Bargained, Sold, 
Enfeoffed Aliend, Made over & Confirmed, And with the full free & joynt Con- 
sent of Mehittabell his said wife by these presents. Doth for him, his heirs Exsec- 
utors & Administrators freely Clearely & Absolutely, Grant Bargaine, Sell, 
Enfeoffe, Alien, make over & Confirme unto y* said Henry Estins unto him his 
heira & Assignes for Ever, the abovenamed twelve acres of land with the apur- 
tenances the which was by y® aforesaid Roger Mawrey Given, Granted & made 
Over unto the above named Eldad Kinsley in satisfaction of part of a sum of 
Money by y* said Roger Mawrey promised unto y* said Eldad Kinsley in mar- 
riage with his said Daughter Mehittabell unto y* said Eldad Kinsley for her por- 
tion. The said twelve acres of land & Every part & percell thereof with their & 
Every of theii* appurtenances to be unto y* said Henry Estance his heira Exsec- 
utoi*s Administrator & Assignes with all y* bennefitts, privelidges, proflStts, 
Rents, Services, vses, Jncomes & advantages unto y* said Heniy Esteins his 
lieii's, Exsecutors, Administrator & Assignes to Have & to Hold in ffee Simple ; 
with all & Every y® woods, Timber, vnderwood|s| Grasse, feedeings, Pastureings, 
Brookes, Springs Waterings, stones. Quarries, Min|e|ralls, with all other Matter 
or thing upon y® same Growing, or which at any time may arise or Grow there 
on, or that the Same may produce; or be produced therefrom; The said Heniy 
Estins, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes the said twelve acres of 
land & Every part thereof with their & Every of their appurtenances & Every y® 
premises quiet & peaceably to Enjoy, vse, & possesse without at any time the 
hindrance, lett, Trouble, molestation, Suite, Eviction, Ejection, Expulsion Con- 
tradiction or deniall, of or by y* said Timothy Brookes, his heirs, Exsecutors, 
Administrators, or Assignes, or of, or by any other person or persons Either ffor, 
by, through, or under him ; And further. That the said Henry Estins his heir 
Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes shall by these presents at all times [177] 
by y* said Timothy Brookes his heirs, Exsecutors and Administrators be secured, 
Kept harmeless, & defended from all hindrances, Jncumbrances, Molestations, 
Jntrests, Troubles, Suites, Evictions, Ejections, interruptions Demands, denialls, 
Rights, Titles, Claymes of Dowre, Joynture, Jntayles Thirds, or any clayme elce 
whatsoever which at any time may arise, or be layd or made u|n|to y* said 
Demised twelve acres of land or any part of percell there of by any person, or 



[190] 

persons whomesoever Claymeing or lawfully to Clayme the said lands with their 
& Every of their appurtenances unto y* Said Henry Estens, The said Timothy 
Brookes his heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators against all Claymes Lawfully 
made shall & will for Ever Warran & defend by these presents Jn wittnes 
Whereof The said Timothy Brookes and Mehittabell his wife doe both hereunto 
sett their hands & seales the third day of June in y** yeare one thousand six hun- 
dred Eighty & five. 

Signed Sealed & delivered Timothy Brookes L. S. 

in yt presence of Mehittabell Brookes L. S. 

John Browne her marke X 

Thomas Olney 
Epenetus Olney 

Memorandum, 
before Signeing & Sealeing the words [part of] betweene'** Seventh & Eight lines 
& betweene the thirty three & thirty foure lines, & the word [be] betweene the 
thirty Eight & thirty nine lines were interlined 

This deede which here stands Recorded in the 174: 175: 176 & this 177 
pages of this boke is also Recorded in the 106 : 107. & 108 pages of the booke ; 
And the reason of the againe Recording of it is, because, since the first Record- 
ing there was an Endorsment Made upon the back side of it by Jonathan Morey. 
& therewas not roome to add it utito it, by Reason of Other writeing adjoyned 
Close to it. 

Vpon y* back side of y* aforesaid deede it is Endorsed as foUoweth, Posses- 
sion given of y® land within Specified by Timothy Brookes & Mehitabell his wife ; 
before John Martin, Rowland Joanes & Thomas Estance this third of June 1685. 

Know all men by these presents That I Jonathan Mawrey Son & heire of 
Roger Mawrey named in this instrument written on y® other side, Doe Confirme 
the twelve acres of land therein mentioned unto Henry Estins his heirs & 
Assignes for ever. And doe hereby Quit clayme to y* same for me & my heirs 
for ever. / as witnes my hand & scale this 16'** day of July in yeare 1688 

Jonathan Morey L S. 

Signed & Sealed the day & yeare abovesaid Before me Richard Arnold, one 
of the Councill of his Majestyes Terrytory & Dominion of New England. 

[178] To all people before whome this deede of Gift shall Come Estance 
Thomas inhabetant of y* Towne of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence Plantations in New England Sendeth Greeteing. Know yee That I 

the said Estance Thomas ffor & in Consideration of the well being & 
Thottuw settlement of my son Henry Estance of y* Towne & CoUoney afore- 

Deedtohis said, As also for y* good Affection which to him I bare Have freely 
son enery Giveu Granted, Aliend Enfeoffed Made Over & Confirmed ; And by 



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these presents for me, my heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators Doe freely Clearely 
& Absolutely Give, Grant, Alien, Enfeoffe, Make over & Confirme unto my said 
son Henry Estance my now Dwelling house & my land whereon y* said house 
standeth, & which is unto it adjoyneing to be unto my said son Henry Estance 
unto him his heirs & Assignes for ever The which said house & lands is scituate 
Standing & being within the Townesliipp of Providence aforesaid & about a mile 
& a halfe Northward from the said Towne, And lieth upon the small Brooke, or 
streame Called the third Laake, & upon both sides of y* said Brooke ; That is to 
say the said land so lieth : The said house standeth on y* Norwesterne side of 3^* 
said Brooke. The said land being in Estemation twenty & seven acres ; seven 
acres thereof whereon the said house standeth & unto y® said house adjoyneth 
is land which I formerly obtained : the other twenty acres is adjoyneing to y* 
Northerne & norwesterne parts of the said seven acres of land, & is twenty acres 
of land which was layd out unto me by y* said Towne of Providence surveior in a 
late de vision agreed upon & ordred by the said Towne to be layd out ; The which 
was layd out unto me in the Right of John Warner formerly Jnhabetant of y* said 
Towne of Providence ; I haveing together with my son Thomas Estance joyntly 
Purchased the Right of Comoning with y® lands ariseing thereupon which belonged 
unto y® said Warner ; The one halfe of the said Comoning with the lands devide- 
able upon it belonging unto me : As also together with the said house & twenty 
& seven acres of land I doe freely Give, Grant, Make Over & Confirme unto my 
said Son Henry Estance, unto him his heirs & Assignes for Ever, the one halfe 
of sixty acres of land which was layd out within the Towneshipp of Providence in 
y* Right of jr* said John Warner in a second devision ; it being my part of 3^* 
said sixty acres ; As also the one halfe of Tenn acres of land which was laid out 
within the Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid in jr* Right of jr* said John Warner 
in a second devision in luie of a share of Meaddow ; Jt being my part of y* said 
tenn acres. As also one percell of land lieing within the Towneshipp of Provi- 
dence aforesaid, lieing in the Great Swampe in the Neck, & betweene the land of 
Gregory Dexter & y* land of John Arnold ; As also halfe the Right of Comon 
throughout the plantation or Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid which belonged 
to the said John Warner, with all & singular the privelidges & appurtenances 
thereunto belonging, And all the Estate Righ, Title, Jntrest, vse property, pos- 
session, Clayme & demand whatsoever of Me the said Estance Thomas in or to y* 
same or any part or percell thereof, To have & to hold the said house & seven 
acres of land with all the fruite [179] trees thereon, & all other the appurtenances 
thereunto belonging, & the said twenty acres of land, & the one halfe of the said 
tenn acres of land, & the said percell of land lieing in the Great Swampe in the 
Neck, the which said percell of land is in Estemation three or foure acres or there- 
abouts. And the said halfe Right of Comon with all & Every their appurtenances 
unto my said son Henry Estance to him his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 

3ft 



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Assigned for Ever, to the only proper vse & behoofe of my said son Henry 
Estance, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for E ver : And I doe also 
together with the said house & said percells of land freely Give, Grant, make over 
& Confirme unto my said son Henry Estance, to him, his heirs & Assignes for Ever, 
the one halfe of sixty acres of land the which was layd out within the towneshipp 
of Providence aforesaid in the Right of the said John Warner in a second devision, 
the which is the one halfe of y* said sixty acres which is before mentioned, & is 
here reminded ; The which sixty acres together with the aforesaid tenn acres & 
the aforesaid Right of Comoniug was by me & my son Thomas Estance together 
joyntly purchassed of Stephen Paine of Rehoboth : And that my said son Henry 
Estance, his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes by force & vertue of 
these presents shall from the day of the date hereof henceforward for Ever, 
stand & be lawfully Seized to him, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes of & in the said house, & of & in all & Every the afore granted prem- 
ises & Every part & percell thereof of a good sure, lawfuU, Absolute, & vnde- 
feazeable Estate of inhiritance in fee simple, without any Conditions Limitations,, 
vse, or other thing to alter or change the same, And that y* premises above by 
these presents Given & Granted & Every part & percell thereof from time to 
time & at all times hereafter for Ever shall be Remaine & Continue to be the 
proper vse & behoofe of my said son Henry Estance, his heirs, Exsecutors, 
Administrators forever, Cleare & free & freely & Clearely Exonerated aquitted & 
discharged by me my heirs Executors & Administrators of & from all manner of 
former & other bargains Sales, Gifts Grants Mortgages, Assignm*f & of & from 
all & singular other Claymes, Charges and Demands by through or under me in 
or to y* sam premises or any part thereof Jn Wittnes Whereof I doe hereunto 
set my hand & scale this twelfe day of ffebruarey in the yeare one thousand six 
hundred Eighty & five, or Eighty & six 
Signed, Sealed & 

delivered in the The marke of 

pres^ence of E Estance Thomas L. S. 

Thomas Olney 
Thomas Olney jun^ 

[180] To all people before whome this deede of sale shall come Josias Wil- 
keson of y* Towne of Providence in jr* County of Rhode Jsland Kings Province & 
Providence plantations in the Territorey & Dominion of New England sendeth 
greeteing. Know Yee, That the said Josias Wilkeson for & in Consideration of a 
valuable sum of Money in hand already well & truely payd unto him by Henry 
Estance of y® Towne & County aforesaid, the recept whereof he doth owne & 

acknowledge, & therewith to be fully satisfied Contented & payd 
J^'***^*^'*- Hath Bargained Sold Enfeoffed, Aliend Made over & Confirmed, And 
HeneryEstance by these presents for him his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators 



[193] 

Doth Bargaine sell Enfeoffe, Alien, Make over & Confirme unto y* said Henry 
Estance, to him, his heirs, Exsecutora, Administrators, & Assigns for Ever a 
percell of upland Containeing by Estemation six acres (be it more or less) 
and is Scituate lieing & being in jr* aforesaid Providence in the Northerne part of 
the said Towne, and is bounded on y* Northerne & jr* Easterne parts with y* land 
of y* said Henry Elstance, & on y* Southerne part, partly with the land of y* 
said Henry Estance & partly with land belonging to y* heirs of y* deceased 
Phillip Taber, on y* westerne part with y* Comon highway, with all & singular 
y* privelidges to the said six acres of land belonging, & all y^ Estate, Right, Title, 
Jntrest, vse, property. Possession Clayme & demand whatsoever in, or to jr* same or 
any part thereof to have & to hold the said percell of land as aforesaid with all & 
Every the appurtenances unto the same belonging unto jr* said Henry Estance, his 
Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assigns for Ever ; And the said Josias Wil- 
kenson for himselfe, his heirs, Exsecutors, & Administrators, and for Every of 
them. Doth Covenant Promise & Grant to, & with the said Henry Estance, his 
heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes, & to & with Every of them by these 
presents in manner & forme as followeth, That is to say. That hee y* said Josias 
Wilkeson at the time of y* sealeing & delivery hereof is the true & Rightfull 
owner of y® above bargained premises, and that he hath full power, good Right, 
True Title, & lawfuU Authoritye to bargaine sell & Confirme the same, & Every 
part thereof unto y* said Henry Estance, his heirs, Exsecutoi-s Administrators & 
Assignes in manner & forme as aforesd ; And that the said Henry Estance, his 
heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes, by forcer & vertue of these presents, 
is, & shall stand & be lawfully seized of & in the bargained premises & of, & in 
Every part thereof, of a good, 'sure, la wfuU Absolute, & undefeazeable Estate of 
Jnhiritance in ffee simple, without any Conditions, Limitation, vse, or other 
thing to alter or Change the same ; And that the premises above by these presents 
mentioned to be Bargained & [181] & Sold, & Every part thereof, from the day 
of the date hereof, & from time, to time, & at all times hereafter for ever, 
shall be, Remaine & Continue to be the proper vse & behoofe of y** said Henry 
Estance his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever, Cleare & 
free, & freely & Clearely Evonerated, aquitted & discharged, or otherwise by 
y® said Josias Wilkenson, his heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators Sufficiently 
Saved & kept harmeless of & from all, & all manner of former & other, Bar- 
gains Sales, Gifts, Grants, Leases, Assignements, judgments, Executions, fforfit- 
ures, Seisuros, & Jntayles, & of & from all & singular other Charges, Titles, 
Troubles, Jncumbrances & demands what so ever, had, made, done, or suffered 
to he done by y* said Josias Wilkeson, his heirs Exsecutors or Administrators, 
or any other person, or persons whatsoever by his or their act Meanes Consent or 
procHrement Makeing demand, or Ciaime unto y* abovebargained premises or any 



[194] 

part thereof ; And against | him | the said Josias Wilkeson, his heirs Exsecutors, 
Administrators, and all & Every other person, or persons whatsoever lawfully 
Claymeing any Estate, Right Title, Jntrest, Clayme, or demand in or to y* same, 
or any part thereof, from, by or under him, them, or any of them shall & will 
warrant & for Ever defend by these presents. Jn Wittnes Whereof the said 
Josias Willkenson doth hereunto set his hand and Seale the 20'^ day of ffebruary 
in y* yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred. Eighty & Nine, & in y* 
fith yeare of his Majestyes Reigne James the second &c : 
Signed Sealed & delivered his 

in the presence of Josias X Wilkeson L. S. 

Edward Smith marke 

Joseph Woodward 
Josias Wilkeson did on y^ day & yeare above Written Acknowledge this 
Jnstrument to be his act, & Deede, Before Me Richard Arnold, one of the Coun- 
cill of his Majestyes Territorey & Dominion of New England. / 

[182] To all people to whom^ this Deede of sale shall come James Phillipps 
of I the towne of | Providence in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence 
Plantations in New England sendeth greeteing. 

Know Yee That the said James Phillipps (husbandman) for a valuable Con- 
sideration of Currant pay of the Countrey in hand already well & truely payd 
unto him by John Daily, (husbandman) inhabetant of the Towne of Providence 

aforesaid, the recept whereof he doth owne & acknowledge, & there- 
jame« Phillips ^j^h to bcfully Satisfied Contented & payd. Hath Bargained, Sold, 
Daiifty Enfeoffed, Aliend, Made over & Confirmed, And by these presents 

for him his heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators, Doth fully, Clearely 
& Absolutely, Bargaine, sell, Enfeoffe Alien, Make over & Confirme unto y* said 
John Daily, to him his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, 
Ninty acres of land (be it more or lesse) ffifty acres thereof being yet unde- 
vided where it lieth in one peece with a hundred acres more belonging to John 
Phillipps & Richard ; Jt lieing about a place called wesquadomesett, & on the 
westeme side of Pautuckett River. The whole hundred & fifty acres bordring 
upon y^ said River, & Northwardly from a place Called Crookefall. And when 
the said hundred & fifty acres of land is devided ; Then the said fifty acres, 
aforesd Sold unto John Daily is to be the Middle share, & to butt upon y* said 
Pautuckett River, & in it to have an Equall share of y* Jntervaile land, as the 
other shares have. The other fforty acres of land also lieing & being within 
that Tract of land about Wesquadomesett belonging to Edward Jnman & his 
partners within y* towneshipp of Providence aforesaid : Bounding southwardly 
with y** land of James Walling, Westwardly with the land of John Thornton, 
Northwardly with undevided land, & also a small Cornner of Meaddow belonging 



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to Nathaniell Mawrey, & Eastwardly with y* land of Joseph Buckland. The 
Southward Cornner bounding with a heape of stones, tlie | westward | Cornner a 
stake & heape of stones Northward Cornner a heape of stones, the Eastward 
Cornner a black Oake tree marked. The which said forty acres of land the said 
James Phillipps obtained of John Mawrey of said Providence ; with all & singu- 
lar the privelidges & appurtenances to y* said Ninty acres of land belonging, and 
all the Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest vae, Property Possession Clayme & demand 
whatsoever of him the said James Phillipps in or to y same or any part or percell 
thereof To have and to hold the said ninty acres of land & all & singular the 
privelidges and appurtenances as aforesaid unto y* said John Daily his heirs, 
Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever; to the only proper use & 
behoofe of y* said John daily his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes 
for Ever. And the [183] the said James Phillipps for himselfe, his heirs Exsec- 
utors & Administrators, & for Every of them. Doth Covenant, prom- 
ise & Grant, to & with the said John Daily his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes & to & with Every of them ; that at the 
time of y* Signeing Sealeing & delivery hereof. The said James 
Phillipps is the true & RightfuU owner of y^ above bargained prem- 
ises, & that he hath full power, good Right true title & lawfull 
Authoritye to bargaine sell & Confirme the above bargained prem- 
ises & Every part thereof unto the said John Daily his heirs Exsec- 
utors Administrators and Assignes as aforesaid. And that y* said 
John Daily his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes Shall 
from the day of y* date hereof & so hence forward for Ever, by 
force vertue & of these presents stand & be lawfully seized to him, 
his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes of & in the bar- 
gained premises & Every part thereof, of a good, sure, lawfull Abso- 
lute, & vndefeazeable Estate of inhiritance in ffee Simple, without 
any Conditions, Limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or change 
the same. And that the premises above by these presents Granted 
bargained & sold, & Every part & percell thereof shall be Remaine, 
and for Ever Continue to be the proper vse & behoofe of the said 
John Daily his heirs Exsecutors Administratoi-s & Assignes Cleare 
& free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated Aquitted & discharged, or 
otherwise by y* said James Phillips his heirs Exsecutors & Admistra- 
tors Sufficiently kept harmelesse & defended of & from all Manner 
of former & other Bargains, Sales, Gifts, Grants, Rights, Titles or 
Jncumbrances by or through him Made, done or Comitted; And 
against all persons what so Ever makeing any Clayme Challinge, or 
demand unto y' premises or any part thereof, by, through, or under 
him will for Ever Warrant & defend by these presents, Jn Wittnes 



This Deede 
is Endorsed 
a8 foUuweth 
in this 
Mar^nt 
Tlie 27"« day 

of A^UAt 
Anno H»9. 
Mary Phillips 
the wife of 
James Phillips 
did freely 
Consent unto 
the sale of 
land made 
by deede on 
the other 
side of this 
paper, and 
doth fully 
& freely 
Resip:ne 
up all her 
Right of 
Thirds 
therein 
unto the 
said John 
Daily, 
Wittnes 
lier hand 
the day «2C; 
yeare al)ove- 
said 

Mary I'hillips 
her niarke X 
Wittnes 
Thomas 
Ulney, 
John 
Browne. 



[196] 

Whereof the said James Phillipps doth hereunto sett his hand & seale the twenty 
& seventh day of Agust, Anno, one thousand six hundred Eight}*^ & nine. 
Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of James Phillips L. S. 

Thomas Olney P SS^e 

John Browne 

[184] Be it knowne unto all people before whom this deede of sale shall 
come That I Thomas Baker inhabetant of Rochester in the narragansett Bay in 
New England (Tailor) for full satisfaction in hand already Received well & truely 

payd unto me by Joseph Smith of the towne of Providence in the 
Thos: Baker said Narragausctt Bay in New England have with the free & volen- 
Smith tarey Consent of Sarah my wife Bargained, sold, made over & Con- 

firmed. And by these presents doe bargaine, sell, make over and 
Confirme unto the said Joseph Smith a Right of Commoning which is within the 
limmetts & libertyes of the said Towne of Providence Reaching so farr westward 
as the seven mile line sett by order of y* said Towne which said Comoning y* 
said Joseph Smith formerly sold unto Ralph Paine of Newport on Rhode Jsland 
in the aforementioned Bay in New England, and y* said Ralph Paine sold y* said 
Comoning with all y* Appurtenances unto me the said Thomas Baker, I say for 
full satisfaction in hand already Received of y* said Joseph Smith the recept 
where of I doe hereby owne & acknowledge, & doe hereby aquitt & discharge 
him, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes of the same ; All which 
aforesaid Comoning with all the appurtenances, Benneffits, Privelidges, ProflSts, 
and Comodityes there of & there unto belonging I have truely sold Made over & 
Confirmed unto y® said Joseph Smith, & by these presents doe sell, make over & 
fully pass away both from my selfe, my heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes unto y* said Joseph Smith, both for himselfe his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes to have & to hold as his or Either of theire true, 
proper lawfuU Right & inhiretance for Ever, Quietly to vse, possesse & Jnjoy the 
same & Every part thereof without at any time the lett. Trouble, Molestation 
hindrance or Contradiction of or by me ;the said Thomas Baker my heirs Exsec- 
utors Administrators or Assignes, I say I have truely sold the aforesaid Comon- 
ing unto y® said Joseph Smith as aforesaid both from my selfe & from my heirs 
Exsecutors, Administrators and Assignes unto the said Joseph Smith both for 
him selfe his heirs, Exsecutors, & Assignes &c to have & to hold for Ever as his 
or Either of their true proper, lawfuU Right & inhiritance as faire, as Cleare as 
Ever it mine were. Also I the said Thomas Baker doe bind myself e, my heirs 
Exsecutors, my Administrators & Assignes to save harmeless & defend the said 
Joseph Smith his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes from any person or 



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persons Claymeing or tx) Clay me the sayd [185] Comoning or any part thereof 
by virtue of any other bargaine Sale Gift or Mortgage Made done or Comitted by 
me €he Said Thomas Baker, or any other person by Through or under me, As also 
to secure the said Joseph Smith from all Clayme of Thirds that may arise by 
or from Sarah my Now wife ; Jn wittness of the Premises we doe sett to our 
hands & seales, ffebruarey y* 25 in the yeare one thousand Six hundred Eighty 
Nine 

Signed Sealed & delivered Thomas Baker L. S. 

in y® presence of us Sarah Baker L. S. 

James Greene ; 

The marke of D G Daniell Greene 

Benjamin Greene 

Vpon the 27*** day of 'ffebruarey in the yeare 1689 

Layd out unto Joseph Smith (who did Administer upon the Estate of his 
Deceased Brother John Smith who was Heire unto his Brother Leonard Smith 
Deceased) ffifty & six acres & a halfe of land in the Right of George Palmer in a 
five & twenty acre Right with a full Right of Comon ; the said landes appertaine- 
ing to the said Right of Comon and layd out in a ffifty acre devision & in an 
aditonall devision agreed upon by the towne of Providence to be layd out upon 
Each full Right of Comon ; Jt all lieing in one percell, & is Scituate lieing & 
being within the towneshipp of said Providence, & about two miles norwestward 
from the Meaddow Called Wanskuck Meaddow Bounding on the North & be 
Easterne End partly with the land of Joseph Williams & partly with the Comon ; 
on the south & be Westerne End partly with the land of Daniell Williams and 
partly with the Comon : The Easterne part & the westerne part Each bounding 
with the Comon : The Norwesteme Comer a stake With stones about it, & from 
it to Range Southwest & be westward to a heape of stones set on the Westerne 
side of y' said land, and from the said heape of stones to Range Southward to a 
stake with stones layd about it the which is a Sou th westerne Comer of the said 
land : The south Easterne Corner a black oake bush Marked, with stones layd 
about it: The north Easterne Comer being a little Eastward from the south- 
easterne Corner of land belonging to Joseph Williams aforesaid . 

Laid out by the Eighteene foote pole. 

Layd out tJie day & yeare abovesaid by Tho : Olney 

Surveior. / 

[186] Know all men by these presents. That whereas M' Rob- 
Anjnstrument gj-t Colcs of Warwick lately deceased haveing formerly sold unto 
coieg Valentine Whittman of Providence a percell of Meaddow being 

Robert Coles Share of Meaddow Comonly Called by the name of 



[198] 

Mashapoge together with a percell of 25 acres of vpland | more or lease | lieing 
upon both the sides of the aforesaid Meadow, And haveing Received full satis- 
faction ; Now I Mary Coles his wife with the Consent of the Towne Councill of 
Warwick Doe Confirme the former Bargaine, & Make Over unto the said Valen- 
tine Whittraan the foresaid Meaddow and vpland unto him & his heirs, Exsec- 
utora, Administrators or Assignes for Ever ; Jn wittnes whereof I have sett my 
hand & seale the ii*** of June 1656. 

Witnes The marke of Mary M Coles L. S. 

Randall Holdon Ezekiell Holliman 

John Wickes in the behalfe of the rest, 

Memorandum, More or less is interlined 

Richard Pray Aged fifty & five years ; or there about Engaged 
Richard according to law testefieth as foUoweth, That he the said Richard 

his Pray heard m' Robert Coles say that he had sold unto Valentine 

Tettamony. Whittmail his sharc of Meaddow at Mashapog ; And further this 

Deponant Saith not ; Januarey the 27*? 168| 

Taken before me Richard Arnold 

Assistant. / 

To all Christian people before whome this Deede of sale shall Come Valentine 
Whittman of the Towne of Providence in the Narrdgansett Bay in New England 
Sendeth Greeteing. Know Yee That the said Valentine Whittman for & in Con- 
sideration of a valuable sum of Money, & also other Currant pay of this Coun- 
trey in hand already well & truely payd unto him by William Hopkins inhabetant 
of the town|e| of Providence aforesaid ; the recept of which hee doth owne 
& acknowledge, & therewith to be fully satisfied Contented & payd. Hath Given, 
Granted, Bargained, Sold Aliend Enfeofifed made over & Confirmed [187] And 
by these presents for him his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators Doth fully, 
Clearely, & Absolutely Give, Grant, Bargaine, sell. Alien, Enfeoff, make over & 
Confirme unto y' said William Hopkins, to him his heirs Exsecutors, Adminis- 
trators & Assignes for Ever a percell of Meaddow Containeing of one share. And 
also twenty & five acres of upland adjoyneing & lieing on both sides of the said 
Meaddow ; the which said Meaddow & vpland was by the said Valentine Whitt- 
man bought of one Robert Coles formerly inhabetant of y* said 
vaiintine towuc of Provideucc I The said Meaddow was unto him thcsd 

Witiiian ' - • 

Deed to Robert Coles layd out & he therewith possest by the thirteene pro- 

Hopktns prietors of Pautuxett for his Pautuxett share of meaddow in those 

fresh Meaddowes where it lieth ; The said twenty & five acres of 
vpland also being Orderly layd out unto y* said Robert Coles. The said Mead- 
dow, or sd share of Meaddow, be the Number of Acres More or lesse, according 



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to the bounds set to y® said Robert Coles for a share, is a part of the Meaddows 
Called Mashapa|u{ge Meaddowes: The which said share of Meaddow & said 
twenty & five acres of upland is Scituate lieing & being about two miles distant 
southward from a Hill Called Wayboyssett Hill being at the fferrey in sayd Prov- 
idence Towne : And the said share of Meaddow & said vpland also being aboute 
halfe a mile Eastward from a fresh Pond Called Mashapauge pond ; with all & 
Singular the privelidges & appurtenances to the said share of Meaddow & twenty 
& five acres of | up | land belonging, And all the Estate Right Title, Jntrest, vse, 
Property; Possession, Clayme & demand whatsoever of him the said Valentine 
Whittman in or to the same or any part thereof To have and to hold the said 
share of meaddow & twenty & five acres of upland as afore said unto the said 
William Hopkins, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever ; to 
the only proper use & behoofe of the said William Hopkins his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes for Ever. And the said Valentine Whittman for him- 
selfe, his, heirs Exsecutors & doth Covenant Promise & Grant to & with 
the said Wiilliam Hopkins, his heirs Exsecut," Administrators & Assignes 
that they shall & May for Ever from the day of the date hereof. [188] 
Quiet & peaceably have hold vse occupye possesse & injoy the bargained prem- 
ises withe proffitts Privelidges & appurtenances thereof & thereunto belong- 
ing, to his & there owne proper vse & behoofe, without the lett suite. Trouble 
Molestation, Deniall, Contradiction Eviction Ejection, or disturbance of the said 
Valentine Whittman his heirs Exsecutors Administrators or any other person or 
persons lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title Clayme or demand in or to 
the same or any part thereof from. By, or under him, them or any of them. And 
that the said William Hopkins his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
by force & vertue of these presents from the day of the Date hereof & so hence- 
forward for Ever, shall Stand & be lawfully Seized of the said share of Meaddow 
& twenty & five aci*es of vpland: of a good Sure, lawfuU Absolute & vndefeaze- 
able Estate of inhiritance in ffee simple without any Conditions Limmitation, vse 
or other thing to alter or Change the same. And that the premises above by 
these presents mentioned to be granted ; Bargained & Sold. & Every part & per- 
cell there of from the day of the date hereof & so from time to time & at all 
times here after for Ever, shall be, remaine, & Continue to be the proper vse & 
behoofe of the said William Hopkins his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes for Ever Cleare & free & freely & Clearely Exonerated Aquitted & dis- 
charged, or other wise by the Said Valentine Whitman, his heirs Exsecutors & 
Administrators Saved & sufficiently kept harmelesse of & from all & all manner 
of former & other Bargains, Sales, Gifts, Grants, leases, Assignements, judg- 
ments. Executions, forfitures seisures, joyntures, Dowryes, Powre & Thirds of 
Mary his Now Wife to be Claimed & Challinged in or to the same or any part 

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thereof ; And from all & singular other Titles, charges Troubles, Jncumbrances & 
demands whatsoever had, Made done, or suffered to be done by y^ said Valentine 
Whittman his heirs Exsecut" Administrators, or any other person or persons 
whatsoever by his or theire act Meanes Consent or procurement. And against him 
the said Valentine Whittman his heirs Exsecutors Administrators, & all & Every 
other person or persons whatsoever Lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, 
Jntrest Clayme, or demand in or to the same or any part thereof from ; By or 
under him, them, or any of them Shall & Will Warrant & for Ever defend by 
these presents in Wittnes whereof the said Valentine Whittman doth hereunto 
set his hand & scale the twentyeth day of ffebr uarey Anno : Domn' : one thou- 
sand: — Six hundred Eighty & nine 

Signed Sealed 

& delivered in The marke of V Valentine Whittman L. S. 

the presence of 

Thomas Olney 

William Whipple 

Valentine Whittman junior. 

[189] T^o all Christian people before whome this deede of sale shall come 
William Hopkins of y* towne of Providence in the Narragansett Bay in New 
England sendeth greeteing. Know Yee, That the said William Hopkins for & in 
Consideration of a valuable Sum of- Silver Mony in hand already Well & truely 
payd unto him by John Sayles inhabetant of y* towne of Providence aforsd, the 
recept of which y* said William Hopkins doth owne & acknowledg, & therewith 
to be fully Satisfied Contented & payd, & doth hereby aquitt & discharge y* said 
John Sailes, his heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators of y* same & Every part 
thereof. Hath Given, Granted, Bargained Sold, Aliend, Enfeoffed, Made over & 
Confirmed, & by these presents for him, his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators 
doth fully Clearely & Absolutely Give Grant, Bargaine sell Alien Enfeoff, make 
over & Confirme unto y* said John Sailes to him, his heirs, Exsecutors, Admin- 
istrators & Assignes for Ever the one halfe of a share of Meaddow & y* one halfe 
of twenty & five acres of upland adjoyneing unto y* said Meaddow ; The which 
said share of Meaddow & said twenty & five acres of upland was by y*said William 
Hoppkins purchassed of Valentine Whittman of y^ aforesaid Towne of Provi- 
dence, the said Valentine whittman Purchasing or at least haveing formerly pur- 
chassed y* same of Robert Coles formerly inhabitant of y* sd towne of Provi- 
dence ; The said share of Meaddow being y* said Robert Coles his Pawtuxett 
share in those Meaddows where it lieth Called Mashappauge meaddowes: The 
which said share of Meaddow & sd twenty & five acres of upland is scituate lie^ 
ing & being about two miles distant southward from a hill called waybossett UiU 



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being at y* ferrey in said Providence towne : & y* said sliare of Meaddow & said 
upland also lieing about halfe a mile Eastward from a fresh pond called Masha- 
pauge pond, The which said share of Meaddow according as it was allotted & 
bounded unto the said Robert Coles, be y* Number of acres more or lesse & also 
y® said twenty & five acres of upland, the one halfe of Each of them is now to be 
& belong unto y* said John Sayles as a foresaid, the which shall be y* westerne 
part both of y* said share of Meaddow & also of y* said twenty & five acres of 
upland, a Ridg of a hill parting & devideing y^ said upland betweene y* said 
William Hopkins & the sd John Sayles by certaine bounds there fixed, & so poynt- 
ing doune upon y* Bulke'of y* said Meaddow, & so aline to be Runn through y* 
said Meaddow or at least y Bulke thereof to devide y^ one part from the other, 
and so y* westerne ))art both of y* bulke of jr* Meaddow or share of Meaddow 
& also the westerne part of y* slangs of it running up into y* land as well as 
the westerne part of y said upland to be unto said John Sayles his heirs Exsec- 
utors, Administrators, & Assignes as aforesaid ; withall & singular the privelidges 
& Appurtenances to y** said lialfe share of Meaddow, & half y* said twenty & five 
acres of land belonging & all y* Estate Right, Jntrest, Title, Property, Posses- 
sion, vse, Clayme & demand whatsoever of him y* said William Hopkins in or to 
y" same or any part or percell thereof To have & to hold the said halfe share of 
Meaddow & halfe y® said twenty & five acres of upland as aforesaid unto y® said 
John Sailes his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrate & Assignes for ever, to y* only 
proper vse & behoofe of y* said John Sayles, bis heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators 
& Assignes for ever ; And the said William Hopkins for himselfe his heirs Exsec- 
utors & Administrators doth Covenant promise & Grant to& with y* said John 
Sayles his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes that they shall, & may 
for ever from y* day of y* date hereof Quiet & peaceably have hold, vse occupye. 
Enjoy, & possesse the bargained premises with the Proffitts Privelidges & appur- 
tenances thereof & thereunto belonging to his & theire owne proper vse & behoofe 
without the lett, suit. Trouble, Molestation, deniall. Contradictions, Eviction, 
Ejection, or distirbance of the said william Hopkins his heirs, Exsecutors ; Admin- 
istrators, or any other person or persons lawfully Clayming [190] ^^7 Estate 
Right Title Clayme or demand in or to y* same or any part thereof from by or 
unto him, them, or any of them. And that the said John Sayles his heirs Exsec- 
utors Administrators & Assignes now doth & from the day of the date hereof 
hence forward forever by force & vertue of these presents shall stand and be 
seized of the said halfe share of meaddow & said halfe of y* twenty & five acres 
of upland of a good sure, lawfuU, Absolute & vndefeazeable infea simple without 
any Conditions, limitation, vse or other thing to alter or Change y' same. And 
tliat y* premises above by these presents mentioned to be Granted, Bargained & 
sold *& Every part & percell thereof from the day of y® date hereof & so from 



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time to time & at all times hereafter shall be remaine & Continue to be the proper 
vse and behoofe of y* said John Sayles his heirs, EKsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes for ever Cleare & free, & Clearely & Clearely Exonerated aquitted & 

discharged, or other wise by y* said William Hopkins his heirs, Exsec- 
wuiiam utors, & Administrators SufBciently saved & kept harmlesse of & 

Deed to from all I & all I Manner of former & other Bargains Sales, Gifts 

John Sayles grants, leases, Assignem*! forfitures, Joyntures, Dowryes Powre & 

Thirds of Abigail his Now wife to be Claymed & Challinged in or to 
y* same or any part thereof ; And from all and singular other Titles, Charges, 
Troubles, incumbrances and demands whatsoever had, made done, or suffered to 
be done by y^ said William Hopkins his heirs, Exsecutors Administrators or any 
other person or persons whatsoever by his, or theire act, meanes Consent or pro- 
curement. And against him the said William Hopkins, his heirs, Exsecutors, 
Administrators & all & every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully Clayme- 
ing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Clayme or demand in or to y* same or any 
part thereof, from, by, or under him, them, or any of them, or by y abovenamed 
Valentine Whittman, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators or any other person, 
or persons from, by, or under him them, or any of them Shall & Will Warrant & 
for Ever defend by these presents. Jn wittiies whereof the said William Hopkins 
doth hereunto sett his hand and Scale the twenty & Sixt day of ffebruarey Aimo 
Domini one thousand six hundred Eighty & Nine. 

Signed Sealed & William Hopkins L. S. 

delivered in y* presence of 

William Whipple 

Thomas Olney 

The marke of V Valentine Whittman. / 

This instrument of writeing may Testefie to persons that it doth 
Bpherum qj. qyq^ may Concemc, That Ephraim Carpenter of Musketo Cove 

Deed to hig in y* Towncshipp of Oyster Bay in Queenes County on long Jsland 
Son Epheraim jj^ ye CoUoncy of Ncw Yorkc, ffor divers Good Causes & Consider- 
ation mooveing me thereunto Doe Give to my Eldest Son Ephraim 
[191] Carpenter all my Lands & Meadowing lieing with out the seven mile line 
in y* towneshipp of Providence in y* CoUoney of Roade Jland I give grant & 
firmely by these presents doe posess my said son Ephraim Carpenter his heirs 
Exsecut" Administrators of all y* above mentioned lands & Meadowing lieing 
without y* seven mile line aforesd, I doe by these p'sents deliver | into the | 
actuall possession of my abovesaid son Ephraim Carpenter y* said lands & Mead- 
owing to have and to hold to y* only proper vse & behoofe of him my said son 
Ephraim Carpenter his heirs & Assignes for ever, quietly to possess & peaceably to 



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injoy with all y® proflfitts & Comodityes ariseing from y* said lands or meadowing 
without any lett, hindrance or Molestation from me or any derived authoritye 
from me for Ever, To which I sett my hand & scale this twenty fifth day of May 
1685. 

Signed Sealed & delivered Ephraim Carpenter L. S. 

in y* presence of vs 
John Dewsbury 
John Townsend 
John Wright 

Know all men by these presents that I Ephraim Carpenter of Pautuxett in 
the towneshipp of Providence & in y* CoUony of Rhode Jsland, flfor & in Con- 
sideration of fifty acres of land which I am to have of my loveing Brotherinlaw 
Elisha Arnold of y* same towne & Collony aforsd ffor this said fifty acres of land 
as aforesd, I doe by this present writeing Give & Grant & Make over from me my 
heirs Exsecu*? Administrators & Assignes unto my aforesaid Brotherinlaw 
Elisha Arnold, my whole Right & Title which is mine or that doth any wayes 
belong unto me in that share, or Right of land lieing with out y^ line by y* towne 
of Providence Called the seven mile line; The which said share of land was 
Given & Granted unto me by my Honored ffather Ephraim Carpenter as it 
appeares in a deed of his owne hand beareing date the twentieth fifth day of may 
in y* yeare one thousand six hundred & Eighty five ; This afoi*esaid share or 
Right of land I doe Give & Grant & make over all my Right & Title, Jntrest vse 
property Clayme & demand whatsoever of me y* said Ephraim Carpenter in or to 
y* above bargained landes unto y* aforesaid Elisha Arnold his heirs, Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes To have & to hold the said Right of land to be for y^ 
only proper vse & behoofs of y* said Elisha Arnold his heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes for Ever Clearely & freely Exonerated Aquitted & dis- 
charged, or otherwise by me the said Ephraim Carpenter [192] sufficiently kept 
harmelesse from any Clayme or demand which I or my heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators or Assignes shall Clayme Challing or demand. And in wittnes of these 
premises I have here unto sett my hand & seale the Ninte day of June in y® yeare 

one Thousand Six hundred & Ninty one. 

Ephraim Carpenter L. S. 
Signed & Sealed & delivered 

in y* presence of these Wittneses 

John Sheldon 

Nicolas Sheldon 

September 1687 : Layd out unto david Whipple fifty acres of 
DavidWhippio land by y* Eighteene foote pole on y* origenall Right of John 

Steere on y* Easterne side of Wanasquatuckett River, it being 200 



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poles in length northwardly & Southwardly, And at y^ Southern End it is 60 
poles, & in y* midle it is 20 poles, & at y* Northerne End 40 poles, there being 
six Corners, & y® Gomel's are heapes of stones, & y* lines are to Runn straight 
on y** on y* sides to y* two middle comners & y^ End lines are to be streight. / 

Layd out y* yeare & Month above written 

By me Arthur ffenner Survager 

To all Christian people unto whome these presents shall come Henry ffowler 
S"^ of Momoronock in jr* jurisdiction of New yorke in America, sendeth greeting. 
Know yee That I y^ said Henry ffowler S' for divers good Causes & Consider- 
ations me hereunto Mooveing, but more Especially for a valuable Consideration to 
me in hand payd by william ffowler my son of fflushing in long Jland wherewith I 

doe Confess myselfe to be fully Satisfied Contented & payd, and 
Henery Fowler jjaye Bargained & Sold, & by these presents doe fully Clearely & 
Son Absolutely bargaine & sell unto William ffowler my son all my Right 

& Title in the boundes of y^ towne of Providence, only a Certain 
tract of land which I have Given unto to my daughter Nev/ell ffowler by a deede 
of Gift before y* signeing of these presents, with all y* singular Rights & priv- 
elidges & appurtenances thereto belonging, all which said lands with all Rights & 
Privelidges & appurtenances whatsoever before & in & by these presents Men- 
tioned or intended to be granted : are scituated lieing & being in y* towneshipp 
aforesaid in y* CoUony of Boston, but in y* time of my Residence there under 
Roade Jsland And all before mentioned premises, and all Rents Reserved upon 
any Grant or Grants, devise, or devises made of y** premises or of any part or per- 
cell of them : And also all y* Estate, Right Title, Jntrest vse, possession. Prop- 
erty Clayme & demand whatsoever of him y® said Henry ffowler S' his heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes in or to y* same. And all deeds writeings 
Court Roules whatsoever touching or Cenceming y* premises or part or percell 
of them to have & to hold y* said premises hereby Granted bargained & Sold 
with every of y* Rights members & Appurtenances whatsoever unto the said 
William ffowler his heirs Exsecutors Administrators and Assignes to y* only 
proper vse & behoofe of y* said william ffowler his heirs Exsecutors Administra- 
tors & Assignes & all & Every. — other person or persons whatsoever lawfully 
Clayraeing by or under him them or any of them shall & will warrant & for Ever 
defend by these presen|ts| [198] And I the said Henry ffowler S' doe for myselfe 
my heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes Engage Covenant & promise 
unto y* said William ffowler his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators or Assignes all 
& singular y** before mentioned premises with all y® appurtenances & Every part 
& percell there of unto y' said William ffowler his heirs, Exsecutors, Adminis- 
trators, & Assignes, to y* vse & behoofe of y® abovesd william ffowler and d 



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warrant y** same for Ever to defend as Wittnes my hand this 19 day of Sep : 
1687 

Sealed, Signed & delivered the mark of 

in y® presence of us — Henry H ffowler L. S. 

John Gaspin 

Thomas Kyrke 

Henry ffowler hath acknowledged this bill of Sale to be his act & deede this 
19 of September 1687 : 

Before me Joseph Horton Justice of y* peace / 

To all people before this deede of Sale Shall Shall Come John ffowler Resident 
in y** Dominion of New Yorke in America Sendeth Greeteing. Know yee that I 
y* said John ffowler for & in Consideration of a valuable sum of Mony in hand 
already well & truely payd unto me by William Randall of y* towne of Provi- 
dence in y* Nanttgansett Bay in New England the recept of which I doe owne & 
acknowledge & do hereby aquitt & discharge him his heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators and assignes of y* same and Every part thereof have bargained Sold Aliend 
Enfeoffed made over & Confirmed, And by these presents for me my heirs Exsec- 
utors and Administrators doe fully Cleai-ely & Absolutely bargaine sell Alien 
Enfeoff made over & Confirme unto y* said William Randall to him his heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for ever all the Right Jntrest & Title 
which did any wayes belong unto Henry ffowler my ffather upon y* nineteenth 
day of September in y* yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty & seven which is 
Scituate lieing & being within y* bounds of y* aforesaid towne of Providence, 
(that is to say) all jr* Right Jntrest and Title of my said ffather Henry ffowler 
then in all y* lands lieing & being within y* Bounds of said Providence, Excepting 
only a Certaine tract of land which my said ffather had Given unto his daughter 
Newell ffowler by deede of Gift; The which said Right of land within the bounds 
of y® said towne of Providence was by my said ffather Henry ffowler with all y* 
singular Rights privelidges & appurtenances thereto belonging by deede passed 
away unto my Brother William ffowler now of fflushing in Queenes County upon 
Long Jsland & was by my said Brother william ffowler by an instrument under 
his hand & scale made over & passed [194] away unto me y® said John ffowler 
with all and singular the privelidges & appurtenances to y* said Right of lands 
belonging, & all the Estate Right Title Jntrest, vse, property, possession, Clayme 
& demand whatsoever of me the said John ffowler in or to y® same or any part or 
percell thereof to have & to hold the said Right of lands & Every part & 
percell thereof with all & singular there Rights Members and Appurtenances 
unto y® said william Randall to him his heirs Exsecutora Administrators & assignes 
for ever, to y® only proper vse & behoofe of the said william Randall his heir \ 



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Exsecutors Administrate & Assignes for Ever, And that y* said William Randall 
his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes by force & vertue of these presents, 
& is, shall stand & be lawfully seized to him & Every of them of & in y* bajgained 
premises, & of & in Every part & percell thereof, of a good sure lawfuU Absolute 
& vndefeazeable Estate of Jnhiritance in ffee simple, without any Conditions 
limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or change jr* same. And that the premises 
above by these presents mentioned to be bargained & sold, now are & from time 
to time & at all times hereafter shall be Remaine & Continue to be y® proper vse 
& behoofe of y^ said William Randall his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & 

Assignes, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated, aquitted 
John Fowler ^ discharged, or otherwise by me the said John ffowler my heirs, 
Randei Executors & Administrators Sufficiently saved & kept harmeless of 

& from all & all manner of former & other Bargains, Sales, Gifts, 
Grants, Mortgages, Leases Assignements, Judgements, Executions, And of & 
from all & singular other Charges, Titles, Troubles, Jncumbrances & demandes 
whatsoever, had made, done, or Suffered to be done by me y* said John ffowler, 
or any wayes by my act meanes knowledg Consent, or procurement. And against 
me y* said John ffowler, my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators, and all & Every 
other person, or persons whatsoever lawfully Claymeing any Estate Right. Title, 
Jntrest, Clayme or demand in or to y* bsirgained premises or any part thereof, 
from, by, or under me, them or any of them, shall & will Warrant, & for Ever 
defend by these presents. Jn wittnes whereof I doe hereunto sett my hand and 
Seale the twenty & seventh day of Aprill Anno : Domini one Thousand, Six 
hundred Ninty & one. 

Signed Sealed & delivered John ffowler L. S. 

in y* presence of vs — 
Thomas Olney 
John Browne junf 

To all people before whome this deede of Sale Shall Come - Samuell Whipple 
of y* towne of Providence in y* Narragansett Bay in New England in America 
Sendeth greeteing Know Yee That the said Samuell Whipple (Husbandman) for 
& in Consideration of y* Sum of Thirty pounds of Silver Money in hand already 
well & truely payd unto him by Eliezer Whipple (house wright) inhabetant of y* 
towne of Providence aforesaid, the Recept whereof the said Samuell Whipple doth 
owne & acknowledg & therewith to be fully satisfied Contented & payd, & doth 
hereby aquitt & discharge the said Eliezer Whipple [195] his heirs Exsecutors, 
Administrators & Assignes of y* same hath Given, Granted, Bargained Sold, 
Aliend, Enfeoffed, Assigned, set over and Confirmed, & by these presents for him 
his heirs Exsecutors and Administratoi's doth fully Clearely & Absolutely Give, 



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Gi-ant, Bargaine Sell, Alien, Enfeoff, Assigne, set over & Confirme unto the said 
Eliezer Whipple to him, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes for 
Ever all that his vpland & Meaddow lieing and being at or about y* place comonly 
Called & knowne by y* Name Loquasqussuck, the which said vpland & Meaddow 
was apart of a farme which belonged to his ffather John Whipple (deceased) & was 
by his said ffather given unto him, And by devision of y® said ffarme by y* said 
Samuell Whipple & his brethren whome y* other parts of y* said farme was Given 
unto the Said Samuell Whipple his part thereof was knowne which to be : The 
upland being in Estemation about Sixty acres. And adjoyneth to y® land of jr^said 
Eliezer Whipple ; Bounding Northeastwardly with y* said Eliezer Whipple his 
land. And on y* South Easterne part with y* land of William Whipple, on y* South- 
westerne part with y* land of Edward Smith, & on jr* Westerne part with y* River 
Called Moshausuck River ; the sayd meaddow adjoyneth to the Northeasterne part 
of y® said demised land; The norwesterne Cornner of y* said Meaddow is bounded 
with a white oake tree, & from the said tree to Range northward to a heape of 
stones at the vpland which devideth y* said meaddow from the land of valentine 
whittman ; with all & Singular the privelidges & appurtenances to y* said demised 
land & meaddow belonging And all the Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, vse, Property, 
possession Clayme & demand whatsoever of him y* said Samuell Whipple in or to 
y® same or any part thereof to have & to hold the said percell of land & meaddow 
as aforesaid unto y* said Eliezer Whipple his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes for Ever, to the only proper vse & behoofe of y* said Eliezer Whipple his 
heii"S Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever. And that the said Eliezer 
Whipple his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes, is & Shall Stand by force 
& vertue of these presents lawfully Seized to him his heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators & Assignes of & in y* Bargained premises, & of & in Every part and percell 
thereof, of a Good, Sure, lawf ull. Absolute & undefeazable Elstate of inhiritance in 
ffee simple, without any Conditions Limitation, vse or other thing to alter or 
Change y* same : And that the premises above by these presents mentioned to 
be Granted bargained & Sold & Every part & percell thereof from the day of the 
date hereof, & from time to time & at all times hereafter for Ever shall be Remaine 
& Continue to be the proper vse & behoofe of the said Eliezer Whipple his heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators and Assignes for Ever, Cleare & free, & freely & 
Clearely Exonerated aquitted & discharged [196] or otherwise by y* said Samuell 
Whipple his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators sufficiently Saved & kept harmeles 

of & from all & all manner of former & other bargains Sales, Gifts, 
Samuel Grants, Leasses, Assignements, judgments. Executions fforfitures. 

Deed to Seisures, Joyntures, Dowryes power & Thirds of Mary his Now wife 

^vT^^A ^^ ^ Claymed & Challinged in or to y* same or any part thereof : 

And of & from all & Singular Charges, Titles, Troubles Jncum- 
brances & demands whatsoever had made done or Suffered to be done by y* said 



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SaiDuell Whipple his heirs Exsecators, Administrators, or any other person or 
persons whatsoever by his or their act Meanes Consent or procurement ; And 
against him y* said Samuell Whipple his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators, & all & 
Every other person or persons whatsoever Lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, 
Title, Jntrest, Clayme or demand in or to y* same, or any part thereof from by or 
under him them or any of them, shall and will warrant & forever defend by these 
presents Jn wittnes of y® premises the said Samuel! Whipple doth hereunto sett 
his hand & Scale the one & twentieth day of December in y^ yeare one Thousand 
six hundred ninty & one. 

The demised Land & meaddow lieth within y* towneshipp of Providence. 

Memorandum, 
Also, that all the Comon- 
ing in said Providence 
Signed, Sealed & which was by his said 

delivered, in the ffather Given unto 

presence of vs him, is also together 

Edward Smith with y* said lands 

Thomas Olney. / Sold unto y* said 

Eliezer Whipple his 

heirs & Assignes for 

ever 

Samuell Whipple L. S. 

To all people befoi*e whome this instrument shall Come Estance thomas of y* 
towne of Providence in y* Narragansett bay in New England in America Sendeth 
Greeteing Know Yee that I the said Estance Thomas for & in Consideration of y* 
well being & settlement of my son Thomas Estan|ce| as also for the affection that 
to him I doe beare have freely Given Granted, Enfeoffed, Aliend, Assigned set 
over & Confirmed & by these presents for me, my heirs, Exsecutors, & Adminis- 
trators Doe freely Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant, Enfeoff, Alien Assigne Set 
Over & Confirme unto my said son Thomas Estance to him his heirs. Exsecutors, 
Administrators & Assignes for Ever, all that my twenty acres of land which I 
formerly bought of Christopher Smith of [197] of said Providence ; As also y* 
one halfe of a percel of Meaddowey land Containeing of about foure acres the 
which my said son Thomas Estance & myselfe Joyntly bought together of one 
John Rice the which said twenty acres of land & said peece of Meaddow land are 
scituate lieing & being in y® aforesaid Providence Towneshipp: The sayd 
Meaddow land lieing on both sides of a small Brooke Called y* Third laake, it 
Runneth out of y® Swampe Called the Great Swampe ; the twenty acres aforesaid 
lieth on y* North & Northeasterne part of y* said Meaddow land & is bounded on 



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y® westeme part with the Comon Roade, or highway, & on y** North with y® 
Comon ; on y* East with land lately layd out to my | sd | son Thomas E^tance ; 

the northeasterne Corner of y® sd twenty acres of land being bounded 
^®** with a black oake tree, the southeasterne Comner with a white oake 

Thomas trcc ; With all & Singular y* pnvelidges & appurtenances to y* said 

TTi^** Est n twenty acres of land, & to ye said percell of Meadow land belonging 

and all y* Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse property possession, 
Clayme & demand whatsoever of me the said Estance Thomas in or to y® same or 
any part or percell there of To have & to hold the said twenty acres of land, & 
said percell of Meaddow land unto my said son Thomas Estance his heirs Exsec- 
utors Administrators & Assignes for Ever ; to the only proper vse & behoofe of 
thesd Thomas Estance his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever. 
And that my said son thomas Estance his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes by force & vertue of these presents is & shall stand, & be lawfully seized 
to him, his heirs, Exsecutors, & Administrators & Assignes of, & in the above 
Granted premises & of & in Every part & percell thereof, of a good sure lawfuU 
Al)Solute & undefeazeable Elstate of Jnhiritance in fee simple without any Condi- 
tions, limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or Change the same ; And that the 
premises above by these presents mentioned to be Given & Granted to Every part 
and percell thereof now is & from time to time & at all times here after shall be 
Remaine & Continue to be the proped vse & behoofe of my said son Thomas 
Estance his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes Cleare & free, & freely 
& Clearely Exonerated aquitted & discharged, or other wise by me the said Estance 
Thomas my heii*s Exsecutors & Administrators Sufficiently kept harmelesse & 
defended of & from all & all manner of former & other Bargains, Sales, Gifts, 
Grants Assignements, & of & from all & singular other charges Titles, Troubles 
& incumbrances whatsoever, had made done or Suffered to be done by me the said 
Estance Thomiis, my heirs Exsecutors, Administrators, or any other person or per- 
son or persons whatsoever by my or their act, meanes. Consent or procurement ; 
And against me the said Estance Thomas ; my heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
& all & every other person, or persons whatsoever lawfully Claymeing any Estate, 
Right, Title, Jntrest, Clayme or demand in or to the same or any part or percell 
thereof from. By, or under me them ; or any of them [198] Shall & will war- 
rant & forever defend by these presents, Jn Wittness of y* premises the said 
Estance thomas doe hereunto set my hand & scale the one & twentieth day of 
December Anno Domini one thousand six hundred ninty & one. / 

Signed, Sealed and delivered The marke of E 

in y® presence of Estance Thomas L. S. 

Thomas Olney 

The marke of X William Steere. / 



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To all People before whome this Deede of sale shall Come Thomas Estance of 
y* towne of Providence in y* Narraganset Bay in new England in America 
Sendeth Greeteing Know Yee That the said Thomas Estance for & in Consider- 
ation of a valuable sum of Currant pay of this Countrey in hand 
Tho^ Esunce already well & truely payd unto him by Henry Estance of said 
Henory Providence (and Brother to said Thomas Estance) the recept of 

Esunce which the said Thomas Estance doth ow ne & acknowledg hereby & 

there with to be fully satisfied Contented & payd, Hath Given, 
Granted bargained, Sold Aliend, Enfeoffe Assigned, Set over & Confirmed, And 
by these presents for him his heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators Doth fully 
Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant, Bargaine Sell, Alien, Enfeoff, Assigne, Set 
over & Confirme unto y* said Henry Estance to him his heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes for Ever, a Moetye or the one halfe of Sixty acres of land 
which was layd out in y® Right of one John Warner formerly of said Providence, 
& was layd out in that devision of landes in said Providence called a second 
devision & is lieing Eastward from y« line called the seven mile line, & westward 
from y* place where said Providence towne standeth about five or six miles by 
comon Estemation : within y* said towneshipp : The which said halfe of y* said 
sixty acres of land is undevided from the other halfe of y* said Sixty acres ; the 
other halfe belonging to him the sayd | Henry | Estance : with all & singular the 
privelidges & apptenances to y* said Moeitye or the one halfe of y* said Sixty 
acres of land belonging ; & all y® Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Property, 
possession, Clayme & demand whatsoever of him y® said Thomas Estance in or 
to y* same or any part thereof To have & to hold the said Moeitye or one halfe 
part of y® said Sixty acres of land as aforsaid unto y* said Henry Estance his 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever. / to the only proper use & 
behoofc of y* said Henry Elstance his heirs [199] Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes for Ever : And that y® said Henry Estance his heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes by force & vertue of these presents is / & shall stand & be 
lawfully seized to him, his heirs, — Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes of & 
in the bargained premises, & of & in Every part thereof, of a Good, Sure, Law- 
full & vndefeazeable Estate of inhiritance in ffee simple without any Conditions, 
Limitations, vse, or other thing to alter or change the same. And that the prem- 
ises above by these presents mentioned to be Granted bargained & sold & Every 
part thereof Now is & from time to time & at all times hereafter Shall be 
Remaine & Continue to be the proper use & behoofe of the said Henry Elstance 
his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever Cleare & free & freely 
& clearely Exonerated aquitted & discharged, or other wise by y® said Thomas 
Estance his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators sufficiently saved and kept harme- 
lesse of & from all & all manner of former & other Bargains, Sales, Gifts, Grants 



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leases, Assignements, Judgements, Executions forfitures Seizesures, And of & 
from all & singular other. Charges, Titles, Troubles, Jncumbrances & demands 
what so ever, had, made, done or sufered to be done by y* said Thomas Estance 
his heirs Exsecutors Administrators, or any other person or persons whatsoever 
by his or their act meanes Consent or procurement. And against him the said 
Thomas Estance, his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators, & all & Every other person 
or peraons whatsoever lawfully Claymeing any Estate Right, Title, Jntrest Clayme 
or demand, in, or to the same, or any part thereof from By or under him them or 
any of them shall & will Warrant, & for ever defend by these presents. — Jn Witt- 
nes of the premises y* sd Thomas Estance doth hereunto set his hand & seale y® 
one & twentieth day of December Anno : Domini one thousand six hundred ninty 
& one. 

Signed Sealed & delivered The marke of 

in y® presence of us X Thomas Estance 

Thomas Olney 
The marke of 
X William steere. / 

[200] Providence August 12*? (165) Memorandum that I Nathaniell 
Dickins of Providence in New England for & in Consideration of full satisfac- 
tion in hand received have sold unto Ralph Earle of Portsmouth on Rode Jsland 
all my Right Title & intrest in all my houseing lands &c : in Providence or any 
other part of New England, the severall perticulars & bounds of which said 
houses & lands are Expressely mentioned in a bill of percells under my hand 
given unto the said Earle, which Bill beareth date the same day with this present 
writeing: all & Every of which said houses lands or Meaddows: I the said 
Nathaniell Dickins have sold unto y* said Ralph Earle to have & to hold for him 
selfe his Heirs & Assignes & to possesse & in joy as his & every or either of his or 
their owne true Right & lawfuU inhiritauce even for Ever; And in wittnes of this 
my free & LawfuU Sale & deede I sett to my hand & seale this abovesaid 12**' of 
Agust 1650. / 

Signed Sealed & delivered ( Jere: Gould 

in y® presence of us (viz*) | Ben : Arnold. / 

Nathanill Dickins 

his X marke L. S. 

On the back side of the paper where on the above Recorded instrument is 

written, it is Endorsed as followeth. 

Providence 17**^ Sept 1667 

These testefie y* I Ralph Earle within this deede spesified; 

Nathaniel delivered this deede to william Harris to deliver to John Sayles y* he 

Dickins 

Deed to might by this deede defend his Right in the lands & house he y® sd 

Ralph Earic Saylcs bought of me Ralph Earle. / 



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Signed in y* presence 

of us 

Thomas Olney senior ( Recorded December y* 

William Harris. / \ 24^*^ 1692. 

"^ Tho : Olney Towne Clarke 

Be it knowne unto all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Pray wife of 
Richard Pray of y* towne of Providence in y* Province of Rhode Jsland & 
Kings Province in his Majestyes Terretorey & dominion of New England Doe 
promise, Release and for ever Quitt clayme all Right & title to y® thirds of my 
said husband Richard Prays land, And hereby obleige my^elfe to Signe a more 
Ample instrument when thereunto Legally Requested or Required ; Wittnes my 
hand this 20 day of October 1688 : 

witnes The marke of X H Elizabeth Pray 

John Peck / 

John Bullock. 

[201] Agust 31. 1658 

Be it knowne unto all men by these presents That I William 
w- Arnold Amold of Pautukctt in New England for Good Consideration Move- 
Jeremiah ing hcrc uuto Have Given & Granted made & past over unto Jere- 

Rhodes miah Roades my Grand son, All my Proper Right, Title & intrest 

that doe belong or appertaine to me in that land that I sett upon to 
closse in by y® Consent of William Carpenter & Zachary Roades being a part of 
that land that fell to us by y® order of our Arbetrators. vide, Eleaser Lusher, 
William Hauthorne John Easton Joseph Tory the which lieth at y* place called 
Puragansett The said land beginith at a black Oake tree upon y* northwest Corn- 
ner, began to be closed with Post & Railes & so to runn or in in a strait line East 
to y* salt River, All which said land I Give unto y® said Jeremiah Roades to have 
& to hold all & singularly y® said premises with tha ^tenances there unto belong- 
ing to him and his heirs Successively, to wit his Eldest son, or daughter for Ever. 

And allso I give unto y® said Jeremiah Roades all that marsh, Meaddow | or | 
Tusekes that lieth on both sides of y* River or Runneth that Runn out of Maasa- 
pague into y* great River of Pautuxett the which Meaddow or Tusekes begineth 
at a Spring Riseing on y* Same Runnet on y® North End of y* same & so south- 
ward unto the land & Meaddow that I made over to his Mother, Also I Give 
unto the said Jeremiah Roades feedeing for his Cattle in all the Comon about 
these parts, & for the true preformance of y® same I here unto set my hand & 
scale in y® presence of. witness 

John flfeild i his marke William Arnold L. S. 

William ward W his marke 



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[202] Articles of agreement made, Concluded & Agreed upon betweene 
Stephen Arnold & Peleg Roades both of Pautuxett in y* CoUoney of Rhode Jsland 
& Providence plantations, & also in y* Towneshipp of Providence in new England 
are as foUoweth : Jmprimis, whereas the Proprietors of Pautuxett agreed in y* 
yeare one thousand Six hundred Eighty & two to devide the lands in Pautuxett 
in quantitye & quallitye to Each Proprietor; to his homesteede & Meadowes as 
theire places wold aford, Wherefore there being not land Convenient to y* aforesaid 
Stephen Arnolds house & Meaddow as other men had; Therefore the Proprietors 
of Pi^utuxett layd out part of apeece of vndevided land that was fenced & Sett 
with Appletrees by Zachariah Roades deceased, & very Neere to y* said Stephen 
Arnolds house : wherefore Wee y* said Stephen Arnold & Peleg Roades Have by 
these presents firmely Agreed that y^ said Peleg Roades may keepe up the fence 
about y* said Orchard ; & so to have the benifitt there of untill the twenty fift of 
March in y* yeare of our Lord God on thousand six hundred Ninty & Six. And 
further Jts Mutually agreed betweene the partyes aforesaid that the high Way 
which was laid out by y* Proprietors of Pautuxett shall be astanding Boundes 
betwixt y* said Stephen Arnold & Peleg Roades & their heirs for Evey : After 
y® Expiration of y* terme above limmitted in y* yeare Ninty & Six ; that then y" 
said Peleg Roades shall Remoove said fence; to East or North Easterne side of 
said high Way And that y® land on y* southwesterne side shall Revert to y* said 
Stephen Arnold & his heirs for Ever : Jts also further by y* within named persons 
agreed that y* said Peleg Roades shall have liberty to Gather the fruit of that part 
of y® said orchard which lieth on y* southwesterne side of y* highway untill y* 
thii-tyeth of October which shall happen in y* yeare of our Lord God one thousand 
& Seven hundred : Its more over agreed by the aforesaid partyes that y* sayd 
Stephen Arnold shall have free liberty to make a hogg Sty or Cow pen within y* 
said Orchard if hee shall see cause with in the terme of foure [203] yeares above 
Granted, To y* true performance of the within Coven** wee y® said Stephen Arnold 
& Peleg Roades doe bind Our selves Our heirs & Successors Each to other in 
penalty of twenty pounds firmely by these presents. Jn Wittnes whereof wee 
within named persons have interchangeably put to our ha)id & scale Each to 
other ; this Eleventh day of May in y* yeare of our Lord God one thousand Six 
hundred Ninty & two, and in y* fourth yere of their Majestyes Reigne William & 
Mary King & Queene &c. / 

Signed Sealed & delivered Stephen Arnold L. S. 

in the presence of us Peleg Roades L. S. 

Memordum the word yeare betweene y* third and fourth lines was interlined 
before signeing: hereof: & then Signed Sealed & Confirmed in the presence 
of us 

William Hopkins 

William Turpin 



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To all people before whome this deede of Gift Shall come Know yee that 
Richard Pray inhabetant of the towne of Providence, in y* Colloney of Rhode 
JsUnd and Providence Plantations in New England in America, not on a Suddaine 
or meere motion, but upon Mature & deliberat Consideration have freely Given 
Granted Made over & passed away, And by these presents doe Give, Grant, make 
over & pass away unto my son John Pray his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes my dwelling house Standing at Loquasqussuck with the one halfe of my 
Purchase Right of lands & Meaddow the which I Received of this Towne of 
Providence as I was one of y* number of the purchassers f The said halfe share of 
upland is scituate in the aforesaid towne of Providence lieing and being at y® place 
comonly called Loquasqussuck, it being that part of my purchase Right of upland 
whereon the aforesaid dwelling house standeth, the said halfe share of upland 
bounding on the South Easterne Side with a highway that lieth betwixt the said 
land & y* land of John Whipple jun! / on the northwesterne side with the other 
halfe Share of vpland belonging to my purchasse Right ; on the Southwesterne 
End with the Comon, & on the Northeasterne End the land of Walter [204] 
Roades, Bounded on y^ Southerne Corner with a heape of stones & a stake ; on 
y® westeme Comer with a heape of stones & a stake on y* Northerne Corner with 
a heape of stones & a stake, & on the Easteme Corner with a heape of stones and 
a stake ; The said halfe Share of Meaddow lieing upon Pautuckett River about 
Eastwardly from y* said vpland. Bounding on y* Easterne side with y* | afor | said 
River, on y* westernc side with y* Comon on the Northerne End with a percell of 
land in the possession of Stephen Dexter, & on y* Southerne End with the Comon ; 

Bounded on the norwesterne Corner with a black oake tree marked, 
Richard Frays ^ ^q Range to the aforesd River ; & on the Southwesterne corner 
Son John with a whitc oake tree marked, & to Range to the aforesd River. 

All which afore mentioned house & halfe share of upland with all 
the fenceing & fruit trees there on, & halfe share of Meaddow in forme & manner 
according to the bounds prescribed, be they more or be they less with all the 
appurtenances, BeneflBtts, privelidges, Proffitts & Comodityes thereof & thereunto 
belonging, Good Consideration me thore unto raooveing, have with all my Right 
intrest & title therein freely Given Granted made over & passed away both from 
my selfe, my heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes unto my aforesaid son 
John Pray both for himselfe, hLs heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes to 
have & to hold as his, or either of theire true proper & lawful! Right & inhiritance 
for Ever Quiet & peaceably to Enjoy vse & possesse the Same & Every part & 
percell thereof without at any time the hindrance, lett, trouble. Molestation, suit, 
deniall Expulsion, Eviction, Ejection or Contradiction of or by Me the said 
Richard Pray, or of, or by any other person or persons either for, by, through or 
under mee. And that as I the said Richard Pray doe at this present day of the 



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Sigiieing Sealeing & delivery hereof stand truely & lawfully Seized & possessed 
of y® said house & halfe share of land & meaddow of a Good Sure Right and 
lawfuU authoritye therein to Give, Grant Bargaine Sell, Enfeoff, Alien make 
over, or pass away or any other wayes to despose, Soe hee my aforesaid Son John 
Pmy now doth & Shall Stand truely & lawfully Seized & possessed of the same 
& of Every part thereof, of a Good, Sure lawfuU Absolute and [205] vndefeaze- 
able estate of inhiritance in ffee Simple, as the true & most RightfuU inhiriter 
thereof without any Conditions, limitations, vse or any other thing to pass, alter 
or Change the same ; And I doe by these presents firmely bind my selfo my heirs 
Exseciitors and Administrators at all times to save keepe harmelesse & defend m}' 
aforesaid Son John Pray his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes from all 
hindrances Troubles Jncumbrances molestations, Suites Rights Titles & Claymes 
which may or shall at any time arise or be layd unto the said house & halfe share 
of Meaddow & vpland or any part or percell thereof by any person or persons 
whatsoever lawfully Claymeing or to Clay me by vertue of any other bargaine 
Sale, Jmbazelment Gift or Mortgage at any time made done or Comitted by me 
the said Richard Pray, or of, or by any other person Either for, by, through or 
under me. As also I doe bind my selfe my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators to 
secure my aforesaid Sou John Pray his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
from : all claymes of Dowreys Joynters or intayles, or from any clayme of thirds 
which may or shall at any time arise, or be layd unto said house & halfe share of 
upland & meaddow or any part or percell thereof by or through Mary my now 
wife, or of any person either for, by, through pr under her. Jn wittnes of this my 
fir me deede of Gift I doe hereunto sett my hand & scale this one & twentyeth 
day of may in this presant yeare one thousand six hundred & Seventy five & 
twenty seventh yeare of his Majestyes Reigne Charles y® second &". 

The marke of Richard R. P. Pi-ay L. S. 

Signed Sealed & delivered 
in the presence of us 
James Olney 
Joseph Woodward 
Memorandum, the wordes (my) & Son) l)etwixt y* seventh & Eighth lines, & 
two & twentieth & three & twentieth lines were interlined before these presents 
were Signed & Sealed. / 

[206] To all people before whome this deede of Sale Shall come Richard 
Prey of y® towne of Providence in the Narragansett Bay hi New England (CoUiar) 
Sendeth grecteing. Know Yee That, y" said Richard Prey for & in Consideration of 
a valuable sum of Money in hand already well & truely payd unto him by Natlianiell 

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[216] 

Mawrey of y* towne of Providence aforesd (Husbandman) the Recept of which the 
said Richard Prey doth acknowledg & doth hereby aquitt & discharge the said 
Nathaniell Mawrey his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators of y" same, hath given, 
gmnted, Bargained, Sold, Aliend, Enfeoffed, Assigned, Sett over & Confirmed, And 

by these presents for him his heirs Exsecutors & Administratoi-s Doth 
Richard Prays f^Hy cieai^ely & Absolutely Give, Gran t, Bai^ine, Sell, Alien Enfeoff, 
Nathaniel Assigne, Set over & Confirme unto the said Nathaniell Mawrey, to 

Mawrey | y^j^ | j^jg heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, a 

moitye or the one halfe of his purchasse Right of Compn with in y® 
towneshipp of y* aforesaid towne of Providence throughout y* said Plantation, 
together with y* one halfe of all tlie lands yet to be layd out upon y* said Right of 
Comon : with all & Singular the privelidges & appurtenances to the said halfe 
Right of Comon & said lands yet to be layd out upon the sd halfe Right of Comon 
belonging, And all y® Estate, Right Title, Jntrest, vse. Property, possession, 
Clay me & demand whatsoever of him y* said Richard Prey in or to y® same or 
any part or percell thereof To have & to hold the one halfe of y® said purchase 
Right of Comon together with the one halfe of all y* landjs yet to be layd out upon 
y® said Right of Comon as aforesaid unto y® said Nathaniell Mawry his heii*s 
Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for ever ; to the only proper use & behoofe 
of y® said Nathaniell Mawry his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for 
ever, And that the said Nathaniell Mawrey his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes by force & vertue of these presents, is, & shall stand & be lawfully seized 
to liim his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes of & in y® bargained prem- 
ises & of & in every part & percell thereof, of a good sure lawfull Absolute & 
vndefeazeable Estate of inhiritance in ffee simple, without any Conditions, limmi- 
tation, vse, or other thing to alter or change y* same. And that the premises 
above by these presents mentioned to be granted, bargained & sold, & Every part 
& j)ercell thereof, now is, & from time to time & at all times [207] hereafter 
I forever | shall be, Remaino & Continue to be the proper use & behoofe of y* said 
Nathaniell Mawrey his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for ever, 
Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated, aquitted & discharged, or other 
wise by y" said Richard Prey his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators sufficiently 
saved & kept harmeless of & from all & all manner of former & other Bargains 
Sales, Gifts, Grants, leases, Assigneraents, judgments, Executions, flforfitures, 
seizures, Joyntures, Dowres, Power & Thirds of Elizabeth his now wife to be 
Claymed & Challinged in or to y® same or any part thereof ; & of, & from all & 
singular other Charges, Titles, troubles, Jncurabrances & demandes whatsoever 
had, made, done, or suffered to be done by y® said Richard Prey his heii-s Exsec- 
utors Administrators, & all & Every other pei'son or persons whatsoever by his or 
their act, meanes, Consent or procurement. And against him y® said Richard 



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Prey his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & all & every other person or persons 
what so ever Lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest Clayme or 
demand in or to y* same or any part there of from, by or under him, them, or any 
of them shall & Will Warrant & for ever defend by these presents. Jn wittnes of 
the premises the said Richard Prey doth here unto set his hand & seale the seventh 
day of May in the yeare one thousand six hundred ninty & two. / 

The marke of X Richard Prey L. S. 
Signed Sealed & delivered 
in the presence of us 

Thomas Olney Jn Confirmation 

Epenetus Olney of y® abovesaid Sale, 

Elizabeth y* wife 
of y® said Richard 
Prey doth hereunto 
also set her hand & 
seale. 
The marke of X Elizabeth Prey L. S. 

Know all men by these presents That I Elisha Arnold of Pautuxett in y* towne- 
shipp of Providence in y** Collonie of Rhode Jsland for & in Consideration of a 
shire or Right of of land lieing with out the seven mile line which I am to have of 
my loving brother in law Ephraim Carpenter of the same towne & CoUoney afore- 
said for this said shire or Right of land as aforesaid, I doe by this present writeing 
give *fc grant & make over from me my heirs, Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
unto my aforesaid Brother-in [208] in-law Ephraim Carpenter my whole Right & 
Title which is mine or that doth any wayes belong unto me in that fifty acres of 
land which was given to my wife Susanah by her ffather Ephraim Carpenter as it 
appeares (given & Granted) in a deede of his owne hand beareing date y* twentieth 
fifth day of May in y® yeare one Thousand Six hundred & Eighty five, w®** said 

fifty acres of land as aforsaid is bounded on y* North with William 
Kiishii Arnolds Viucins land, & is bounded on y® west with picuchasett River, & on 
Kphraiin y*' SOU til it is bouudcd with Pautuxett line, which above mentioned 

Carpenter \,x\\^ with all y® privclidgc & appurtenances the unto appertaineing I 

do give & Grant & make over all my Right & Title Jntrest vse, 
property Clayme & demand whatsoever of me y' said Elisha Arnold in or to y® 
abovebargained land unto y® aforesaid Ephraim Carpenter his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrator & Assignes To have & to hold the said land & to be for y* only 
proper vse & Ixjhoofe of y® said Ephraim Carpenter his heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istratoi-s & Assignes forever Clearely & freely Exonerated, aquitted & discharged, 
or other wise by nie y® said Elisha Arnold sufficiently keped harmeless from any 



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Clayme Challing or demand w^** I, or my heirs Exsecutors Administrators or 
Assignes shall Clayme Challing or demand, & in wittnes of these premises I have 
hereunto sett my hand & seale the ninte day of Jane in y* yeare one Thousand six 
hundred ninty & one Elisha Arnold 

Signed & Sealed & delivered Susanna Arnold, L. S. 

in y* presence of these witneses (viz) 
John Sheldon 

Nicolas Sheldon Memorandum the 

five wordes dashed 
out in y* fifteenth 
line was done before 
y* deede was Signed. / 

To all people before whome this deede of sale shall Come William Carpenter 
of Muskeeto Cove in y* towneshipp of oyster Bay in y* County of New yorke 
sendeth Greeting &c Know ye, That I the said William Carpenter for & in 
Consideration of Six pounds of Silver in hand already well & truely paid unto me 
by my loveing unkle Silas Carpenter of Pautuxett in y* townesliipp of Providence 
in y* Colloney of Rliode Jsland & Providence plantations Doe by these presents 
sell & make over from me my heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes unto 
the aforesaid Silas Carpenter [209] his heirs Exsecutora Administrators & Assignes 
my whole Right & Title that is mine or that doth any wise belong unto me in that 
shier or Right of land lieiiig without the line by y* towne of Providence called the 
seven mile line, The which said shier or Right of land was given to me by my 
honored Grand flfather William Carpenter (deceased) as it appeares in his will 
beareing date y* tenth day of ffebruarey Anno Domini one thousand six hundred 
& seventy Nine or Eighty, This said Right or shier of land I doe sell & make 
Over all ray Right & Title Jntrest vse Property Clayme or demand whatsoever of 
me the said William Carpenter in or to the above bargained land unto y* aforesaid 
Silas Carpenter his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes. To have & to 
hold y* said Right of land & to be for the only proper vse & behoofe of y* said 
Silas Carpenter his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & assignes for Ever Clearely 
& freely Exonerated aquitted & discharged or other wise by me y® said William 
Carpenter sufficiently kept harmeless from any Challing Clayme or demand which 
I or my heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes shall Challinge Clayme or 
demand, & in wittnes of these premises I have here unto sett my hand & seale 
this twenty fifth day of Januarey in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six 
hundred & ninty two or three. 

Note that y* words [two or] interlined in y* twenty forth line was done before 
y* deede was signed./ 



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Signed | & | Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us 

Ei)lir<iira Carpenter William Carpenter L. S. 

Simon Smith. 

Be it knowne unto all | men | by these presents That wee Joane Reape & Peleg 

Roades of Pautuxett in the Towneshipp of of Providence in y" Colloney of Roade 

Jsland & Providence Plantations for & in Consideration of a valuable Sum of 

Money which wee are to Receive of John ffowler of y* Towneshipp of Providence 

in the Colloney aforesaid as it appeares by a bill given under his owne hand 

beareing date the same which this deede doth Doe by these presents sell & 

make over from us our heirs Exsecutors | Administrators | & Assignes | unto the 

aforesaid John ffowler his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes | An Eight 

part of a Right of land lieing on the west sid of Pauchassett River, or an Eighth 

part of a Thirteenth part of all the undevided land lieing on the west side of 

Pauchassett River belonging to the proprietors of Pautuxett which Eighth [210] 

part of a thirteenth part as aforesaid is yet undevided lieing together with y® Rest 

of y® undevided lands lieing on the west side of Pauchasett River, «b is to be 

taken an Equall Eighth part of a Thirteenth part in quantetye & qualletye as it 

sliall fall unto the aforesaid John ffowler in y* devision of y* landes aforesaid, 

which said land | as | aforesaid Wee doe sell & make over from us, our heirs 

Exsecutoi-s Administrators & Assignes unto the aforesaid John ffowler his heirs 

Exsecutors Administrators and Assignes To have & to hold the said Right of 

land & to be for the only Proper Use & behoofe of y® said John ffowler his heirs 

Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever, Clearely and freely Exonerated, 

aquitted & discharged or other wise by us the said Joane Reape & Peleg Roades 

Sufficiently kept harmeless from any Clayme Challing or demand Whatsoever 

which wee or our heirs Exsecutoi-s Administrators or Assignes (or any of Pautuxett 

Purchassers of that undevided lands lieing on y* West side of Pauchasett River 

may Challinge, Clayme or demand, And in Wittness whereof wee have here unto 

set our hands & scales this Eleventh day of ffebruarey in y* yeare one Thousand 

six hundred & Ninty two, or Ninty three./ 

mark 

Signed & Sealed & delivered The X of Joane Reape L. S. 

in tlie presence of us Peleg Roades L. S. 

Timothy Carpenter 

Benjamin Carpenter 

Simon Smith. / ^ 

Vpon y® 19^** day of March in y" ycjire 109J. 

Layd out unto James Mathuson in y* Right of his deceased ffather James 



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Mathuson in a full Right of Comon 36 acres & a halfe of land which was Remain- 
ing to be taken up in a 50 acre & in a six acre & halfe devision ; It 
James ifg^h in two perccUs ; 25 acres thereof is lieinc: at the Norwesteme 

Return End of a Cedar Swampe w*^** is about* two miles west & be southward 

from the south end of Neotakonconitt hill, & on both sides of the 
brooke w*^** Runneth through y* Sd Cedar Swampe. It lieing length way|s|, 
Northward & Southward, the Norwesterne Corner bounding w"* a pine tree, the 
North easterne Comer a black oake, the South westeme Corner a white oake ; the 
Southeasteme Corner a Ash tree. The Comon bounding Each part. Also six acres 
of land lieing on & adjoyneing to the westeme side of y* Northerne End of the 
said 25 acres of land, the which 25 acres & sd six acre together lye in y* forme of 
a Square ; The Said Six acres is bounded on jr* northeasterne Corner with the 
aforesd Pine tree, on the Norwesterne Corner with a black oake, on the south- 
westerne Corner with a white oake, & on the southeasteme Corner with a white 
oake, Each tree marke|d| on two sides. The south, the west & Northbound w*** 
Comon, the east end with the aforesd 25 acres of land. Also five acres & a halfe 
of land lieing & adjoyneing to the south easterne part of y* sd James Mathusons 
ffarme on y® west side of Neotakonconitt River bounded on the north & be east- 
erne Corner & on the west & be Southerne Corners with each a heape of stones, 
the south & be eastern Corner a black oake tree, & the east & be northerne cor- 
ner a black oake tree, each tree marked on two sides. The norwesteme & the 
southwesterne parts with the said James Mathusons aforesd farme ; the other 
parts with Comon. Jt beareing measure by the 18 foote pole. Layd out the day 
& yeare abovcsd. By me Tho : Olney Surveior. / 

[211] Know all men by these presents That wee Nathaniell Waterman & 
Joseph Williams both of Providence in y® CoUoney of Road Jsland & Provi- 
dence Plantiitions, ffor & in Considei-ation of that which we have Received of Silas 
Carpenter & Benjamin Carpenter of y* Towneshipp of Providence in y* Collony 
aforesd (to witt) a percell of Boggy Meaddow Specified in a deede given from 
under their owne handes & Scales beareing date the same which this deede doth. 
The Recept of which percell of Meaddow aforesaid wee doe owne and are there- 
with fully Satisfied & Contented & doe for, & in Consideration of the Recept 
aforesd by these presents make & pass over from us & our heirs, Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes a percell of Boggy Meaddow lieing & being on Mash- 
apauge brooke or Rivolit, And is bounded on the North with the meaddow of 
John Sayles & on the South with the meadow which formerly belonged to William 
Arnold deceased together with a Neck of ui)land being in Estcmation Six acres 
be it more or less bounded westerly with the Meaddow, of John Sayles South- 
wardly with the with the land of y® said Carpenters which Said Meaddow & 



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upland wee the s«aid Nathaniell Waterman & Joseph Williams doe make & pass 
over from us & our heira Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes ; To have & to 
hold the said Meaddow & upland & to be for the only proper use & behoofe of 
the Said Silas Carpenter & Benjamin Carpenter their heira Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes for ever Clearely & freely Exonerated aquitted & dis- 
charged or otherwise by us the sayd Nathaniell Waterman & Joseph Williams 
Sufficiently Saved kept harmeless from any dialling Clayme or demand what 
so ever which wee or our heirs Exsecutora Administrators or Assignes may Chal- 
ling Clayme or demand in or to the above bargained Meadow & upland, and in 
witnes here of we have here unto sett our hands & Scales this twenty ninth day 
of May in y* yeare of our Lord one Thousand Six hundred & Ninty three. / 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of Nathaniell Waterman L. S. 

William Hopkins 

John Dexter Joseph Williams. L. S. 

Robert Davis 

To all people before whome this deede of Sale Shall Come Eliazer Whipple of 
the Towne of Providence in the Narragansett Bay in New England sendeth 
Greeteing. Know [ J e That the Sayd Eliazer Whipple for & in Consideration 
of a valuable sum of Silver mon|y| in hand already payd unto him by John Down- 
ing of the Towne and Bay aforesaid, the Recept whereof hee the said Eliazer 
Whipple dotli owne & acknowledge, And doth hereby aquitt & discharge the 
said John Downeing his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes of y® same 
& Every part there of; Hath Given Granted [212] Bargained Sold, Aliend, 
Enfeoffed Assigned made over & Confirmed And by these presents for him his 
heirs Exsecutors & Administrators Doth fully Clearely & Absolutely Give Grant 
Bargaine sell Alien Enfeoff Assigne Make over & Confirme unto the said John 
Downeing to him his heirs Exsecutor Administrators & Assignes for Ever a per- 
cell of land Containeing by Estemation Thirty & six acres (be it More or less) 
& is scituate lieing & being within y* Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid, & in 
that part of said Towneshipp Called Loquasqussuck woods, & being neere to the 
River Called Pautuckett River ; The said land being Thirty acres & six acres 
joyned together, & is bounded westwardly & Northwardly with y® land of John 
Jnman of said Providence ; Southwardly with the land of Thomas Hopkins of 
said Providence & Eastwardly with y® Comon : The north Easterne Corner being 
bounded with a stake, & from y* said stake to Range Westward to a white oake 
tree Marked which is a Norwesterne Cornner of y® said land & from y® said 
White Oake tree to Runn Southward to a black oake tree marked in the Range: 
And also from y® aforesd stake to liange Southward to a White Oake tree 



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Marked, & from y® sd white oake to Range Westward to another White oake Tree 
Marked, & from it to Range Southwestward to a black Oake tree Marked, & from 
the said Black Oake Tree to Runn Eastward to a Chessnutt tree Marked, & from 
y* said Chessnutt tree to Range Southward to a heape of stones which is a South- 
westerne Corner of y* said land; & from the said heape of stones to Runn East- 
ward to a white oake tree Marked which is the south easterne Oorner of the said 
land. With all & Singular the privelidges & appurtenances to the said Thirty & 
six acres of Land belonging; And all thp Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, vse, 
Property, Possion, Clayme & demand whatsoever of him the said Eliazer Whipple 
in or to the same or any part or percell thereof To have & to hold the said Thirty 
& six acres of Land as aforesaid unto the said John Downeing his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes for Ever ; to the only proper vse & behoofe of y® said 
John Downeing his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever ; And 
That the said John Downeing his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes 
by force & vertue of these presents is & Shall Stand & be lawfully Seized to him 
his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes of & in the bargained premises & 
of & in Every part & percell thereof ; of a good Sure Lawf uU Absolute & vnde- 
feazeable Estate of inhiretance in ffee Simple, without any Conditions, Limitation 
vse, or otlier thing to alter or change the same. And That the premises above by 
these presents mentioned to be Granted, bargained & Sold & very part & percell 
thereof now is & from time to time & at all times hereafter for Ever shall be 
remaine & Continue to be the proper vse & behoofe of the said John downeing his 
heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever Cleare & free & freely & 
clearely Exonerated aquitted & discharged, or other wise by the Said Eliazer 
Whipple his heii*s Exsecutors, & Administrators sufficiently saved & kept harme- 
less of & from all & all manner of former & other Bargains sales Gifts, Grants, 
leases, Assignements, Judgments, Executions forfitures seisures, Joyntures, Dow- 
ryes power & Thirds of Alice his Now now wife to be Claymed & challinged in or 
to y® same or any part or percell thereof. And of & from all & singular other 
charges Titles, Troubles Jncumbrances & demandes Whatsoever had Made done 
or Suffered to be done by y' said Eliazer Whipple his heirs Administrators or any 
other pei*son or persons what whatsoever by his or their act Meanes Consent or 
procurement. And against him the said Eliazer Whipple his heirs Exsecutors 
Administi-ators, & all & Every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully 
claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Clayme or demand whatsoever in or 
to the same or any part thereof from. By, [213] or under him them or any of 
them Shall & Will Warrant & for ever defend by these presents ; Excepting only 
a highway which is allowed to goe through thirty acres of the said land Jn Wittnes 
of the premises the said Eliazef Whipple doth hereunto set his hand & scale the 
twenty & Eight day of ffebruarey Anno : Domini : one thousand six hundred 
ninty & two, 169|. 



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Signed Sealed & delivered ) (The marke of 

in the presence of ) X Ellazer Whipple L. S. 

Tho: Olney 

Epenetus Olney 

John Dexter 

The Condition of & Agreement betweene Pardon Tillinghast & Robert Kilton 
of Providence in New England is as ffoUoweth. 

Whereas I the said Robert Kilton have Borrowed & Received of the said 
Pardon Tillinghast Thirty & five poundes of Currant silver | Money | to have & 
vse for the terme of seven yeares next after the date hereof, & at the End of y® 
Said Seven yeares to berepaid to the said Pardon Tillinghast his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators or Assignes by me the said Robert Kilton of y* Towne of Prov- 
idence my heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators or Assignes the said Thirty five 
poundes aforesaid ; And also doe by these presents, & for the vse of the said 
Money Covenant with the said Pardon Tillingliast his Heirs, or Assignes : That 
hee or they shall vse & Possesse without Lett or Molestation my dwelling house, 
orchard & Land all adjoyneing theire unto as theire LawfuU Right duering the 
said terme of seven yeares aforesaid ; And then upon the receiveiug the said 
Mony lent to deliver up y* said house & Orchard to the said Robert Kilton or his 
Assignes quietly & peaceably. It is ako agreed that what charge is Nessessarey to 
be layd out for the finishing the Chimney or other wise for the Safety & vse of the 
said house the Said Robert Kilton shall Repay it ; And also it is agreed that what 
the fence about the said ground shall be worse at the End of the said terme then 
now it is, shall be all owed by the said Pardon Tillinghast or his Assignes. And 
if the said Money be not Returned at the end of the seven yeares aforesaid That 
then the said house land & orchard Shall be the Right & LawfuU Jnhiretance of 
the said Pardon [214] Tillinghast his Heirs & Assignes even for Ever. Jn 
wittnes of this our Covenant & agreement wee have hereto Subscribed our hands 
& Scales this second day of October in the yeare one thousand six hundred ninty 
three ; & in the fift yeare of their Majestyes Reigne William & Mary King & 
Queene of England & the dominions & Territories thereof. 

It is also agreed That Robert Kilton (if Neede so require) shall have the 
liberty of the vse of y* said house & land six months after the datehereof ; And 
that the said Pardon Tillinghast shall or his Assignes vse & possesse it Six months 
after the said seven yeares shall be Expired. 

Meraoi-andum, the foresaid house & land lieth in the Towne of Providence, & 
joyneing to the land of Pardon Tillinghast & Henry Brownes land, & also the 
Townes Highway. 

39 



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Signed & Sealed Robert Kilton L. S. 

in y^ presence of Pardon Tillinghast L. S. 

Tho : Olney 
Daniell Williams. 

Vpon the 28** day of Januarey in y' yeare 169j^ 

Layd out unto Eliezer Arnold twelve acors & a halfe of land on both sides of 
y* Brooke called y" Cold Spring which he tooke in Exchange for so much land 
which he layd downe in another place, part of it is bounded Southwardly & 
Westwardly with Swampy land of & belonging to y* said Eliezer Arnold, The 
westeme End of one part of the said land butteth upon y^ land of Samuell 
Whipple, & the Northeme part of one part of y* said land bounding upon land 
formerly belonging to James Ashton, but now belonging to Samuell Whipple, The 
other parts with the Comon ; One part of y* sd Land about one acre & a quarter 
lieing a little distance North Eastward from the rest of the Land & is bounded on 
y* Norwest Corner with a stake on y* Northeasteme Comer with a black oake tree 
on y* Southeasterne Corner also with a black Oake tree, & on y* Southwest Corner 
with a stake one part of y* Rest of y* said land bounding on the Norwesterne 
Corner with a black oake Tree & so Rangeth Eastward to another black Oake 
tree which is a Corner, & from y* said black oake to Range South dowue to the 
Said Eliezer Arnold his swampye land : The other part bounding on an North- 
easteme Corner with a white Oake tree & to Range South to a black Oake Tree 
which is a Southeasterne Corner, & from ye Sd tree to Range Westward to Said 
Eliezer Arnold his Swampye land takeing in y* Range a white Oake tree standing 
a little from Sd Swampye land marked for a Range. Allowance is given for a 
liighway through y® said land Northward ; The way to be at y** place of y* Comon 
goeing Over y® Sd brooke ; And also Liberty is left for Daniell = iams to pass & 
Repass to & from' his Meadow. Part of Sayd land also butting upon said Daniell 

Williams his Meadow. 

Layd out the day & yeare abovesaid 

By me Tho : Olney Surveior 

[215] Vpon the 9*** day of December in y^ yeare 1693 

Layd out unto Richard Clemen ce & to Sarah his wife forty acres of land in y* 
Right of John Smith (Miller, deceased) in a ffifty acre division, The which said 
forty acres of land the Sd John Smith by his will gave unto his daughter Sarah : 
Jt is layd out about two Miles Westward from y® Now dwelling house of y* sayd 
Richard Clemence & about a mile Norwestward from the North end of Neotocon- 
konitt hill ; it being y* Most part Swampey land ; Jt lieing length wayes North- 
ward & Southward & is bounded on y* southeasterne Comer with a forked Burch 



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tree & a Rock, on y* South westerne Corner with a white Oake tree ; On y® Nor- 
westerne Corner with a black Oake tree, & on the Northeasteme Comer with a 
black oake tree, Each part bounding with y« Comon. A highway is to goe a 
Cross y* North End of sayd Land. Allowance for y* same is in a nother place 
made unto y^ said Richard Clemence as will herein after appeare. Also the same 
day layd Out unto y^ said Richard Clemence two acres & a quarter of land lieing. on 
y* West|erne| Side of Wanasquatuckett River & adjoyneing to y* Northerne part 
of y* sd Richard Clemence his ffarme on which he Now Dwelleth, & is bounded 
on y® Southwesterne Cornner with a white Oake tree, on the Norwesteme Comer 
also with a white oake tree, on y* Northeasteme Cornner with a Pine tree, & on 
the Southeasteme Comer with a Pine tree; The East, West, & North parts 
bounding with y* Comon, the south part with y* said Richard Clemence his land. 
The sayd 2 acres & quarter of land being to make satisfaction for a high Way 
which was y* day abovesd taken out of the westerne part of y* said Clemence his 
Land or aforesd ffarme whereon he now dwelleth, begining at y^ southwesterne 
Cornner thereof & so Running to Ossapimsuck fHeld untill it meete with the land 
of the Heirs of y' deceased William Carpenter. And also for allowance for the 
high way through y* aforesd 40 acres. This land beareth Measure by the 18 
foote pole. 

The sd Highwayes stated & y* sd Lands layd out ; y* day & yeare abovesd 

f Me Tho : Olney Surveior. / 

Layd out unto John Sayles a percell of land Containeing 35 acres ; which said 
land he had of his Grand ffather M' Roger Williams, & is scituate & being 
I East I from the said John Sayles his now dwelling, & lieth in length South & be 
East & north & be west one hundred & tenn poles, & in breadth ffifty & one poles, 
& is bounded on the South with the Twenty acres of land which was formerly M' 
Robert Coles, & on the East with the Comon, & on the North & west with the 
Comon ; The south west Corner being a white Oake tree marked ; on the South- 
east Cornner | w*^ | a Red Oake marked ; The Northeast & Norwest being black 
oake trees marked. This 23. day of Januarey 1693. or 94. 

By me William Hopkins Surveior ; 

The Retume of the aforesaid 85 acres of land layd out to John Sayles was by 
y® Purchassers & Proprietors of Providence lands at theire quailer meeteing Jan- 
uarey the 27 : 169| allowed of. Recorded the 29*'* of Januarey 169| : ip me 
Tho: olney 
Towne Clarke ; 

[216] Vpon the 12*»* day of May in y* yeare 1692: Jn the Right of Rich- 
ard Prey in a 50 acre devision & in a 6 acre & halfe devision. / 



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Layd out unto Nathaniell Ma wrey fifty & six acres & a half e of land J t is layd 
out on both sides of that branch of Wanasquatuckett River which Runneth by the 
place Called the Keyes ; The which said land is the most part of it lieing over the 

River against the place | called the place | Called the Keyes & adjoyneing to the 

River. The other part of sd land lieth on the East side of | the | said River ; 
Running from about the Keyes downe the streame & adjoyneth to the River, & 
Reacheth lower downe the River than that part on the west side doth ; nor doth 
Extend so farr Northward as that on the west side doth, That peece on the East 
side of the River beginneth at a Stake with a heape of Stones about it & run- 
neth west & be southward to the River ; & from the said Stake & heape of Stones 
downe the Streame of the River unto a black Oake tree marked for a range, & 
from it to a White Oake, & from said white Oake to a Greene Oake tree Marked 
for a Cornner, & from the Said Greene Oake to Range westward to the River ; 
Jt is bounded on the Easterne the Northerne & Southerne parts with the Comon, 
the Westeme part with the River : The part of the said land which lieth on the 
westeme side of the River, beginneth at a stake with a Stone Sett by it by the 
River Side, & from it to Range Westward to a heape of Stones Sett for a Cornner, 
& from it to Range Northward to another heape of Stones, & from that heape of 
Stones to tume away westward & so to Range to a black Oake tree Marked for a 
Cornner & from the Said black oake tree to turne & Range Northward to a White 
Oake tree Marked for a Norwesteme Cornner, & from the said white Oake tree to 
turne & Range Eastward to a Pine tree marked for a Northeasteme Cornner, & 
from the said Pine tree to turne & Range Southward to a white oake Tree 
Marked, & from sd white Oake Tree to tume East & be Southward & Range to a 
stake, & from it to turne & Range Southward to another white oake tree Marked 
for a Cornner & from the said white oake tree to turne & Range Eastward 
betweene the land formerly belonging to Arthur ffenner & the said land unto a 
Clumpp of Bushes standing by the River ; The westerne part of said land bound- 
ing with the Comon : The North part partly with the comon & partly with land 
formerly layd out to Arthur flfenner ; the East part with the River ; The said land 

bearing measure by the 18 foote pole 

Layd Out the day & yeare abovesd 

^ me Tho : Olney Surveior. / 

Vpon the 18'** day of Aprill in the yeare 1692; Jn the Original Right of 
William Wickeden Layd out unto William Smith 60 acres of land upon 
Exchange & 19 acres as to the third part of a flSfty acre devision & a Six acre & 
halfe devision, all Makeing 79 acres of land. Jt is layd out on both sides of 
Wanasquatuckett River, betweene the hill called Nonpluss hill & the Meaddow 
called Clemence his meaddow ; Jt incloseing a peece of Meaddow land lieing on 




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both sides of the sd River taken' up by the aforsaid William Wickeden. The 
aforesd 79 acres of land is bounded with a percell of Bushes at the Southeme 
End of y® aforesd meaddow land Growing, & from thence to Runn Eastward to a 
White Oake tree standing on the brow of a hill by the said Meaddow Marked & 
from the sayd White Oake still to Range Eastward to a Pine tree Marked which 
is a southeasterne Cornner; [217] And from the sd Pine tree to Range North- 
ward to a White Oake tree Marked for a Northeasterne Cornner, & from the said 
White Oake to Range Norwestward to a black oake tree marked for a Northeme 
Cornner And from the said black Oake tree to Range Westward to a Pine tree 
marked for a Range, & from y' sd Pine tree Still to Range Westward to a black 
Oake tree Marked Standing on the side of y® hill on y* west side of the River, 
And from the said black Oake to Runn Southward to a pine for a Range ; & 
from it to Runn Southwestward to a white Oake tree Marked & from it to Range 
Southward to another white oake tree marked for a southwesterne Cornner; And 
from the sd white oake to Range East Northeastward to a black oake tree Stand- 
ing by the River marked for a southeme Corner & from the said black oake tree 
to Range up along the River to the percell of bushes afore mentioned ; Each part 
of the said land bounding on the Comon : The said land beareing Measure by y* 
18 foote pole. 

Layd out the day & yeare abovesd by Me Tho : Olney Surveior. 

Layd out unto Nathaniell Waterman & Arthur ffenner in the yeare 1|68|6 
Tenn Acres of Meadow & upland in luie of meadow, Jt lieing in one percell 
together to be Equally devided, betweene Nathaniell Waterman & Arthur ffenner 
which is the Right of devision betweene y* foure mile & seven mile line ; which 
two shares of Meadow is bounded on y* westerne side with the brinke of a hill 
& y® land then in y* possession of William Reepe ; & on y* South with y* 
Comon, & on y* North with the land in the Right of Chadd Browne, & on y® 
south with land then in Comon, & this meadow was layd out by y* Eighteene 
foote pole, & y* foure Cornners are heapes of stones, 

Layd out y* yeare above written by me 
Arthur ffenner then Surveior. / 
This Meadow lieth about halfe a westwardly beyond a Rock called by y* name 
of Hunters Rock. / 

To all to whome these presents shall come I Joseph Gardner now Resident in 
Newport in y® CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations &c : Sendeth 
Greeteing Know yee That I the said Joseph Gardner for a valuable Consideration 
unto me in hand pjiyd by William Haukings of Providence in the Colloney afore- 
said the Recept whereof I doe hereby acknowledge & tlierewith doe owne my 



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selfo to be fully satisfied Contented & payd, have Granted, bargained, Aliend, & 
sold, & by these presents for me my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators doe fully 
Clearely & Absolutely Grant Alien, Bargaine, sell & Confirme unto the said 
William Haukings his Heirs & Assignes for ever a Certaine peece of land (Jon- 
taineing [218] by Estomation twelve acres, & is Scituate lieing & being in the 
Towneshipp of Newport, Jt being the land which was George Gardners deceased ; 
ffather to the said Joseph gardner, & Peregrim as by said Will may more at 
large appeare ; To have and to hold the said land together with all & singular the 
Comons, Hbertyes & Privelidgcs, advantages, wayes & Comodityes whatsoever 
thereunto belonging or ap'^taining unto the said William Hawkings, his Heirs & 
Assignes forever, to the only proper use & behoofe of the said William Haukings 
his heirs & Assignes forever. And further, the said Joseph Gardner for himselfe 
his Heirs, Exsecutors, & Administrators doth hereby Covenant & Promise to & with 
the said William Hawkings & his Heirs, that the said land hereby granted with all 
Privelidges & ap^tenances thereunto belonging shall hereafter ever be & Remaine 
in the possession of him the said William Hawkings his Heirs or Assignes without 
the lett, hindrance or molestation of me the said Joseph Gardner or any person 
Claymeing from, by, or vnder me. And I the said Joseph Gardner ; the said land 
above by these ])resents Granted together with all & singular the premises there 
unto l)elonging, vnto him the said William Hawkings his Heirs & Assignes, 
against Me my Heirs & Assignes will warrant & defend by these presents. 
Memorandum, Jts agreed by the within Named, in Case the said Joseph Gardner, 
his heirs, or Assignes doth not Molest or hinder the said William Hawkings his 
Heirs or Assignes in a Certaine percell of land made over to the said William 
Hawkings his Heira, & Assignes for ever, as by a Certaine deede of Sale from the 
said Joseph Gardner may more at large appeare ; then this present deede of sale 
to bo voyd & of None Efect, or else to Remaine in full force & vertue ; Jn Witt- 
nes Whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & scale this Ninth day of Januarey 
in the yoare of our Lord God, i69i & in the fourth yeare of their Majestyes 
Reigne William & Mary, King & Queene of England &c : 

Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of vs Joseph Gardner L. S. 

Samuell Whipple 

William Turpin 

To all Christian people to whome these presents shall Come John Redway of 
the Towne of Rehoboth in the County of Bristoll, in the Province of the Massa- 
chussetts in New England, Carpenter, sendeth greeteing Know y", That I the 
said John Redway have for the full sum of forty shillings in Currant Silver 
Money in hand Received & payd by John Whipple Senior of the Towne of 
Providence, in the CoUoney of Roade Jsland & Providence Plantations, yeoman, 



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Wherewith I the said John Redway acknowledgeth my selfe satisfied Contented 
& fully payd, & thereof & every part & percell thereof Exonerateth aquitteth & 
dischargeth the said John Whipple his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes for Ever, have freely & Absolutely Given, Granted Bargained, Sold, 
Enfeoffed, & Confirmed, & doe by these presents give, grant, bargaine. Sell, 
Alien, make over, Enfeoffe & Confirme from me the sayd John Redway & my 
Heirs, to him the said John Whipple, his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes for ever ; all that one full halfe part of a share of undevided lands in 
ths North purchassed lands in Rehoboth aforesaid when the devision that is not 
yet finished is Surveyed & layd out (viz) the second devision of fift) acres to a 
share of vpland To have & to hold the aforesaid one halfe of a share of the 
vndevided land Comonly knowne by the North purchassed [219] lands belong- 
ing to Rehoboth, being the one lialfe of the Rights of the said John Redway in 
the said undevided lands at the time of this bargaine & sale ; with all & Singular 
the Rights privelidges of Timber, Stones, Mines mineralls, waters. Grass, Herb- 
age, ffeedeings, & a full halfe of a share in all devisions | of | lands, uplands. 
Swamps, Meaddow Grounds after the second devision of vpland lotts be layd out: 
vnto the sayd John Whipple his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administratoi*s, & Assignes 
for ever, with the Reversion, & Reversions, Remainder & Remainders to the only 
proper vse and behoofe of the said John Whipple his Heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators & Assignes for Ever, And the said, John Redway doth by these presents. 
Covenant, promise, & Grant to & with the said John Whipple his heirs & Assignes, 
that he the said John Redway is the true & only owner of the above granted 
premises at the time of this bargaine & untill the delivery of these presents ; 
And hath in himselfe good Right & lawfuU Authoritye to give, grant, bargaine 
sell, Convey, & asure the same; And that the said John Whipple his Heirs & 
Assignes shall forever hereafter from time to time & at all times hereafter law- 
fully & peaceable hold, vse, occupy Jnjoy & possess the above granted premises as 
to the Right of a full halfe share of all the Rights & Privelidges of Timber, & 
stones, mines Mineralls, Grass, feedeings, Proffitts, & upon all further devisions 
hereafter to be made belonging & appertaineing unto sayd halfe share insaid lands, 
afore mentioned, without any lett, suit, Trouble, deniall, inte rruption or Contra- 
diction of the sayd John Redway, or any of his Heirs, & free and Cleare & Cleary 
aquitted & fully discharged from all & all Manner of former Gifts, Grants, leases, 
Mortgages, Ex;ecutions, or Extents or from any trouble, or incumbrance whatso- 
ever, had, made, done. Committed, or Suffered to be done by the said John Red- 
way, or by his privety or Procurement, Jn wittness there of the said John Red- 
way hath sett his hand & Scale this twenty Eight day of Aprill in the yeare of 
our Lord -one thousand six hundred Ninty & three, & in the fifth yeare of the 
Reigue of our Sovereignes William & Mary King & Queene of England, Scotland 
ffrance & Jreland &c : / John Redway L. S, 



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Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us 

James Carpenter May the 2 in the 

William Carpenter, yeare of our Lord 1693 

John Redway acknowl- 
edged this Jnstru- 
ment to be his volen- 
tary act & deede ; 
before me 

Nicolas Peck justice 
of y* Peace 

To all people before whonie this deede of sale shall Come Jonathan Whipple 
of the towue of Providence in the Narragansett Bay in New England (husband- 
man) sendeth greeteing, Know yee. That the said Jonathan Whipple for & in 
Considemtion of a valuable sum of money and other Currant pay of this Coun- 
trey in hand already well & truely payd unto him by Joseph Whipple of the 
towne of [220] Providence aforesaid (Coopper) the recept where of the said 
Jonathan Whipple doth owne & acknowledge & therewith to be fully Satisfied 
Contented & payd, & doth hereby aquitt & discharge the said Joseph Whipple his 
Heirs Exsecutors & Administittt" : of the same & Every part thereof, hath, 
given, granted. Bargained Sold, Aliend Enfeoffed, Assigned, Set over & Con- 
firmed, And by these presents for him, his Heirs, Exsecutors, & Administrators, 
doth fully, Clearely, & Absolutely Give, grant, bargaine. Sell, Alien, Enfeoff, 
Assigne, sett Over & Confirme unto the sayd Joseph Whipple to him his Heirs, 
Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for ever, all that his proper Right & Title 
which his ffather John Whipple, (deceased) by his last Will & Teastament gave 
unto him in all the lands within the Towneshipp of said Providence which lye on 
the West side of the line Called & knowne by the inhabitants of said Providence 
by the Name of the Seven Mile line ; That is to say one Right of land, as in his 
sayd ffather his last Will & Teastament it is Exprest ; with all & Singular the 
privelidges & ap"^tenances to the said Right of land belonging, And all the 
estate Right, Title, Jutrest, vses, Property, Possession Clayme & demand what- 
soever of him the sayd Jonathan Whipple in or to the same or any part thereof. 
To have & to hold the said Right of land as aforesd unto the said Joseph Whip- 
ple his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes, forever; to the only 
proper vse & behoofe of the said Joseph Whipple, his Heirs, Exsecutors Admin- 
istratora, & Assignes, forever. And that the sayd Joseph Whipple, his Heirs, 
Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes by force and vertue of these presents is, 
& shall Stand & be lawfully Seized to him his Hen's, Exsecutors, Administrators 



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& Assignes of & in the bargained premises, & of and in Every part thereof, of a 
good Sure lawful! absolute & vndefeazable Estate of inheritance in fee Simple, 
without any Condition, Limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or change the 
same : And that the premises above by these presents mentioned to be granted, 
bargained & Sold & Every part thereof now is and from time to time & at all 
times hereafter for ever shall be, Remaine, and Continue to be the Proper vse & 
behoofe of the said Joseph Whipple his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & 
Assignes for Ever, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely, Exonerated, aquitted & 
discharged, or otherwise by the said Jonathan Whipple, his Heirs, Exsecutors & 
Administrators, Sufficiently Saved & kept harmless of & from all & all manner of 
former, & other bargains Sales, gifts, grants, Assignements, Leases, Joynters, 
Dowers, & Power & Thirds of Margery his Now Wife to be Claymed & Chal- 
linged in or to the same, or any part thereof. And against him the said Jon- 
athan Whipple, his Heirs Exsecutors, Administrators, & all & Every other person 
or persons whatsoever, lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, 
Clayme or demand Whatsoever, in or to the Same or any part thereof from by or 
under him, them, or any of them, Shall & will warrant & for ever defend by these 
presents. Jn wittness where of the said Jonathan Whipple doth, hereunto sett 
his hand & Seale the sixteenth day of June in the yeare one thousand six hun- 
dred Ninty & three. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of Memorandum 

Tho : Obiey, the words [his 

Epenetus Olney heirs, Exsecutors, 

James Browne. & Administrators] 

were interlined 
before the signeing 
& sealeing hereof 
The marke of X Jonathan Whipple L. S. 
June y« W 1693 
Jonathan Whipple personally appeared before me & acknowledge this to be his 

act & deede. 

Edward Smith Assistant. / 

[221] To all people to whome this present deede of sale shall come Thomas 
Arnold of the Towne of Providence in New England Sendeth Greeteing. Know 
Yee, That I the said Thomas Arnold for & in Consideration of the Sum of four- 
teene pounds Silver Money of New England in hand already well & truely payd 
unto me by Joseph Whipple inhabetant of y* Towne of Providence aforesaid ; 
the Recept of Which I doe hereby acknowledg, & therewith do owne Myselfe to 



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be fully Satisfied, Contented & payd ; & doe hereby aquitt & discharge y® said 
Joseph Whipple his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes there of for- 
Ever. have given, Granted, bargained, sold, Aliend, Enfeoffed, Assigned set over 
& Confirmed ; And by these presents for me my heirs, Exsecutors & Administrate 
doe fully Clearely & Absolutely give, grant, bargaine, Sell, Alien, Enfeoffe, 
Assigne, set over & Confirme unto the said Joseph Whipple his heirs, Exsecutors 
& Assignes, a percell of land Containeing in Estemation tenn acres (be it more 
or less) & is Scituate lieing & being in y* Towne of Providence aforesaid ; & on 
the Easterne End of the Row of house lotts in said Providence, against those lotts 
called the vpper field ; The said percell of land being two lotts, the one originally 
belonging unto Thomas Suckling formerly of sayd Providence; the other unto 
Henry Reddock formerly of said Providence Jt bounding on the westeme part 
with a High Way lieing betweene it & y* afore named upper ffield ; on y® East- 
erne part with y® land of John Browne of said Providence ; on the Northerne 
part with the land of Epenetus Olney of said Providence ; & on the southeme 
part with a high way Called Dexters lane, & so with the way goeing out of the 
said lane ; The said percell of land being all inclosed with a fence, with all & 
singular the privelidges & appurtenances to the said tenn acres of land belong- 
ing, & all the estate. Right Title, Jntrest vse property possession Clayme & 
demand whatsoever of me the said Thomas Arnold in, or to the same, or any part 
thereof To haue & to hold the said percell of land with its fenceing, & all & sin- 
gular the privelidges & appurtenances as aforesaid unto the said Joseph Whipple 
his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever; To the only proper 
vse & behoofe of the said Joseph Whipple his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes for ever, And I the said Thomas Arnold for me, my Heirs, Exsecutors, 
& Administrators, & for every of us doe Covenant promise & grant to & with the 
said Joseph Whipple, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes, & to & 
with every of them, That I the said Thomas Arnold at the time of the sealing & 
delivery hereof am the true & RightfuU owner of the above bargained premises, 
& that I have good Right, True Title & lawfull authoritye to grant bargaine Sell 
& Confirme the above bargained premises unto the said Joseph Whipple, his 
Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes in Manner & forme as aforesaid. 
And that the said Joseph Whipple, his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes shall from the day of the date hereof by force & vertue of these pres- 
ents & so for Ever hereafter stand & be lawfully Seized to him his Heirs Exsec- 
utors Administrators & Assignes of & in the bargained premises & Every part 
thereof of a good. Sure, lawfull, Absolute, & vndefeazeable Estate of Jnheri- 
tance in ffee simple, without any Condition, limitation, vse, or other thing to alter 
or Change the same, And that the premises above by these presents granted, bar- 
gained, & sold, shall be, Remaine & for Ever Continue to be the proper vse & 



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belioofe of the said Joseph Whipple his Heirs Exsecutora, Administrators & 
Assignes Cleare & free & flfreely & Clearely Exonerated, aquitted, & discharged, 
or otherwise by me the said Thomas Arnold, my Heirs Exsecutors, & Administra- 
tors sufficiently saved & kept Harmeless of & from all & all manner of former & 
other bargains, sales, gifts, grants, leases, Assignem,** Mortgages, Rights, or 
Jntailes, Or by any person what so ever Claymeing any Estate, Title or Jntrest, 
in or to the premises, or any part there of, by, Through, or vnder me, my heirs, 
Exsecutors or Administrators shall & will warrant & for Ever defend by these 
presents, Jn wittness of the Premisses I doe hereunto sett my hand & Seale the 
fifteenth day of March in the yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty & six; 
168| This instrument was signed, sealed & delivei'ed in the presence of vs — 

Thomas Olney 

William Olney Thomas Arnold L. S. 

[222] To all people before whome this deede of sale shall Come, Thomas 
Arnold of the Towne of Providence, in the Narragansett Bay in New England 
sendeth greeteing. Know Yee That I the said Thomas Arnold for & in Consider- 
ation of a valuable sum of money in hand already well & truely payd unto me by 
Joseph Whipple inhabitant of the Towne of Providence aforesaid have bargained, 
Sold, Aliend, Enfeoffed, made over & Confirmed, & by these presents for me, my 
heii-s, Executors, & Administratoi-s, doe fully Clearely & Absolutely Bargaine, 
Sell, Alien, Enfeoff, make over, & Confirme unto the said Joseph Whipple, to him 
his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, a percell of land Con- 
taineing of Seven acres & a halfe . (be it more or less) & is Scituate lieing & 
being in the Towne of Providence aforesaid, & in the Northerne End, or part of 
y® sayd Towne; Seven acres of y' said land I formerly purchased of Samuell 
Comstock of said Providence ; the other halfe acre I was possessed with from 
the aforesaid Town of Providence ; & is adjoyneing to the southerne part of the 
afore said seven acres of land ; The whole seven acres & halfe being at present 
inclosed with a fence; & is bounded on the Northerne part, partly with the 
Comon & partly with the land of Gregory Dexter of said Providence, & partly 
with land formerly belonging to Benjamin Hearnton of sayd Providence, formerly 
(but Now deceased) & on the Easterne part with land formerly belonging to the 
said Benjamin Hearnton, & partly with the Comon; on the Southerne part with a 
high Way Conionly Called Hearntons lane ; & on the Westerne part with the 
liigh way which is the Comon Roade which leadeth through the said Providence 
Towne ; with all & singular the privelidges & appurtenances to the said seven 
acres & lialfe of land belonging, & all the Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Prop- 
erty possession, Clayme & domand What soever of me the said Thomas Arnold 
in or to the same or any part there of, To have & to hold the said seven acres & 



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halfe of land as aforesd unto the sd Joseph Whipple, his Heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes for Ever, to the only proper vse & behoofe of the said 
Joseph Whipple his Heirs Exsecutors Administrator & Assignes for Ever And 
I the sayd Thomas Arnold for me, my Heirs, Exsecutors, & Administrators, & for 
every of us doe Covenant, promise & grant to & with the sayd Joseph Whipple, 
his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes, & to, & with every of them in 
Manner & forme as foUoweth ; That is to say, That I the sayd Thomas Arnold 
at the time of the Sealeing & delivery hereof am the true and Rightfull owner of 
the above bargained premises, & that I have full power good Righ|t| & lawfuU 
Authoritye to bargaine. Sell, & Confirme the above bargained premises & Every 
part thereof thereof unto the said Joseph Whipple his Heirs, Exsecutors, Admin- 
istrators & Assignes in manner & forme as aforesaid. And that the said Joseph 
Whipple his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes by force & vertue of 
these presents, is, & shall stand & be lawfully Seized to him & Every of them of 
& in the bargained premises & of & in every part thereof, of a good. Sure lawfuU 
absolute & vndefeazeable Estate of inheritance in ffee simple, without any Condi- 
tions, limitations, vse, or other thing to alter or change the same. And that the 
premises above by these presents mentioned to be bargained & sold, now are, & 
from time to time, & at all times hereafter shall be Kemajrne & Continue to be 
the proper vse & behoofe of the said Joseph Whipple his Heirs Executors, 
Administrators, & Assignes, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated, 
aquitted, & discharged ; or otherwise by me the said Thomas Arnold, my Heirs, 
Exsecutors & Administrators, Sufficiently saved & kept harmeless of & from all, 
& all manner of former & other bargaines, sales, gifts, grants, leases, Assignem** ; 
judgments, Executions, Mortgages, & of & from all & Singular other charges 
Titles, Troubles, Jncumbrances & demands what soever, had, made done, or suf- 
fered to be done, b}'- me the said Thomas Arnold, or any wayes by my act mean,|es| 
knowledg, Consent, or procurement ; And against me the said Thomas Arnold 
my heirs, Exsecutora, Administrators, & all & every other person or persons what 
soever lawfully claymeing any estate. Right, Title, Jntrest, Clayme, or demand in 
or to the said seven acres & halfe of land or any part thereof, from, by, or under 
me. Them, or any of them shall & will warrant & for ever defend by these pres- 
ents. Jn wittnes of the premises I doe here unto set my hand & scale the 
twenty & seventh day of march Anno Domini one Thousand six hundred ninty 
& one. / 

Signed, sealed & delivered Thomas Arnold L. S. 

in the presence of us, 

Thomas olney, 

Samuell Comstock, / 



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[223] To all people before Whome this deede of Exchange Shall Come John 
Prey inhaitaiit of the Towne of Providenee in the Nari-agansett Bay in New 
England (husbandman) sendeth Greeting Know Yee That the said John Prey 
for & in Consideration of six acres of land ; Containing of Six acres as it was 
Measured out ; and bounded ; the which he Received of John Whipple of the 
towne of Providence afofesd as may appeare by a deede under the said John 
Whipple his hand & Scale beareind Even date with these presents, & was apart 
of the said John Whipple his flfarme lieing at or Neere unto the place called 
Loquasqussuck within the Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid ; & measured out 
of one place of y® Northerne part of the said flfarme Jt being part Swampy land, 
& part other low land, & part more dry : Ground Hath Given, Granted, Bar- 
gained Sold, Aliend, Enfeoflfed, Assigned; & in Exchange sett over & Con- 
firmed ; And by these presents for him his Heirs, Exsecutors & Administrators 
Doth fully Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant, Bargaine, sell. Alien, Enfeoff 
Assigne, & in Exchange sett Over & Confirme unto the said John Whipple, his 
Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes for Ever, a percell of Meaddow 
land to the quantetye of about six Acres lieing & being within, the Towne shipp 
of Providence aforesd, & adjoyneing to the south Easterne part of the said John 
Whipple his aforesd flfarme, & lieing upon & Adjoyneing to y* Westerne side of 
the River Called Pautuckett River, Jt being bounded on the Norwesteme Cornner 
with a White Oake Tree Marked, and from the said tree to range Eastward untill 
it Come to the said Pautuckett River, Right against a great stumpe burned black 
Standing on the East Side of the said River Their being a Ditch made across y® 
sd Meaddow from y* vpland to y® said Pautuckett River. / The said percell of 
Meaddow Extenting Northward about a pole & a halfe beyond the sd Ditch. / 
And is bounded on y* Northerne part with Meaddow land belonging formerly to 
Gregory Dexter of Sd Providence, the Easterne part bounding With the Sd Pau- 
tuckett River ; the other parts all being bounded with y* sd John Whipple his 
land ; The which sd percell of Meaddow was by Richard Prey of sd Providence 
(who is now deceased) Given unto the said John Prey, his y* sd Richard Preys 
Son ; with all & Singular y* privelidges & Appurtenances to y' sd Six acres of 
Meaddow land belonging. And all y® Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Property 
possession, Clayme & demand what so ever of him the said John Prey in or to the 
same or any part there of To have & to hold the said Six acres of Meaddow land 
as aforesaid unto the said John Whipple, his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes for Ever, to the only proper vse & behoofe of the said John Whipple, 
his Heirs, Exsecutora, Administrators, & Assignes, for Ever : And that the said 
John Whipple his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes by force & vertue 
of these presents, is, & Shall stand & be lawfully seized to him his Heires, Exsec- 
utors Administrators & Assignes for Ever of & in the bargained premises, & of & 
in Every part there of, of a good Sure, lawfuU Absolute & undefeazeable Estate 



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of Jnhirita)ice in ffee Simple, without any Conditions, Limitation|s|, vse, or other 
thing to alter or change the same And that the premises above by these presents 
mentioned to be Granted, bargained, & Exchanged now is, & at all times here- 
after shall be, Remaine & Continue to be, the proper vse & behoofe of the said 
John Whipple his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrate & Assignes ffor ever; Cleare 
& free, & freely & clearely Exonerated, aquitted, & discharged, or other wise by 
the Sayd John Prey his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators, sufficiently saved & 
kept harmeless of & from all & all manner of former, & other Bargains, Sales, 
Gifts, Grants, Leases, [224] Assignements Judgments, Executions, fforfittures, 
Seisures, Joyntures, Dowryes Power & thirds of Sarah his Now wife to be claymed 
& Challinged in or to the same or any part thereof ; And of, & from all and Sin- 
gular, other Charges, Titles, Troubles, incumbrances & demands whatsoever, had, 
made, done, or Suffered to be done by the sd John Prey his heirs Exsecutors, 
Administrators, or any other person or persons whatsoever by his or their act, 
meanes, Consent, or procurement ; And against him the sayd John Prey, his heirs 
Exsecutors, Administrators & all, & Every other person, or persons Lawfully 
Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Clayme, or demand in or to the same 
or any part thereof from, by, or vnder him, them, or any of them, Shall & Will 
warrant & for Ever defend by these presents : / In Wittnes of the Premisses, the 
sayd John Prey doth hereunto sett his hand & & Scale, the Sixt day of March in 
the yeare one Thousand, Six hundred Ninty & three, 169|. 

John Prey L. S. 
Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of This 6^** day of March, 169| 

Tho : olney John Prey appeared before 

William Hopkins me & acknowledged this 

Samuell Wilkinson to be his act & deede 

Joseph Jenckes Assis:'*- 

Vpon the 20'?* day of ffebruarey in y* yeare 1689. 

Layd out unto valentine Whittman in the Right of William Hopkins Tenn 
acres of land which wivs due unto y® said Hopkins from the Purchassers of Provi- 
dence upon the account of a halfe Right which he bought of the said Towne of 
Providence ; it being halfe a Twenty acres to him due by vertue of y* said halfe 
Right so bought, & the said halfe twenty acres of land not being before layd out; 
The said Tenn acres of land is Now laid out unto the said valentine whittman by 
order & appoyntment of y® said William Hopkins ; And the said valentine Whitt- 
man for himselfe, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, for 
his, & Every of theire proper Right, is by the said William Hopkins set into 
possession of the same : The said tenn acres of land is Scituate lieing & being 
about one mile & a halfe Norwestward from y* Meadow Called Loquassqussuck 



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Meaddow, & is adjoyneing to y* south & be easterne side ; & to the west & be 
southerne End, & to the southwesterne Cornner of a percell of | land | Containe- 
ing forty five acres & a halfe which was formerly layd out unto y" said valentine 
whittman in his owne Right : The which Tenn acres of land is bounded on the 
South & be Eastward, on the Southward ; on the Southwestward & Westerne 
parts with y* Comon ; the other parts bounding with the afore said forty ffive acres 
& a halfe of land belonging to y* said valentine Whittman : The said tenn acres 
of land was layd out unto the said valentine whittman from the said William 
Hopkins for part of pay to the said valentine Whittman for a share of Meaddow & 
twenty and five acres of upland lieing at y* Meaddow Called Mashapauge Meaddow 
which y* said William Hopkins bought of y* sd Whittman. / 

Layd out the day & yeare abovesaid 

by me Tho : Olney, Surveior 

[225] Whereas there was some yeares since by our towne of Providence a 
Grant made to Andrew Edmunds of a Certaine quantitye of Lands at & Adjoyne- 
ing to that place of Pautuckett River Called the Narrow Passage to the quantitye 
of foure acres. And Wee Arthur ffenner & Thomas Olney being appoynted by the 
said Towne to bound out y® same ; And whereas wee Arthur ffenner & Thomas 
Olney haveing vewed y® said land & finding it to be very poore, & uneven, & barren 
land doe allow unto the said Andrew Edmunds for & in luie of of the said foure 
acres, all that percell of land there lieing at, & adjoyneing to y® now dwelling of 
y® said Andrew Edmunds which hee hath already inclosed : Jt bounding on the 
North with the land of Henry Browne, & on the Easterne & south Easterne parts 
with y* aforesaid River, & on the Westerne part, partly with y® said Andrew his 
fence, & partly with the Round Cove ; & to be unto him & his according to y 
townes Grant : And that through the said land ffree & sufficient Egress & Regress 
is at all times to be allowed for all persons both for horse & foote Cart & drift to 
& from the said Narrow passage ; The said land being in quantety about Nine 
acres besides what may be Considered for | a | passage through the same. 



vewed & Stated by 
the 18 foote pole June 
the second 1687, by vs 
Arthur ffenner Surveior 
Thomas Olney Surveior. 
The 6 day of June 1687 at a 
Towne meeteing this retume 
was Allowed, 
Tho : olney Towne Clarke : / 



e 




Attests 



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Be it knowne unto all people by these presents That I John Steere of y* Towne 
of Providence in the Narragansett Bay in New England Good Considerations me 
there unto moveing have freely Given, Granted, Enfoffed, Aliend sett over & 
Confirmed ; And by these presents for me my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators 
doe freely Clearely & absolutely Give Grant Enfeoff, Alien Sett over & Confirme 
unto my son William Steere the one halfe of all my lands Meadowes & Comoning 
lieing & being on the west Side of the Seven mile line with in the Towneshipp of 
Providence aforesaid, That is to say, all the one halfe of all my lands Meaddowes 
& Comoning within the Towneshipp of said Providence, which doth of Right 
belong unto me on the west side of the said seven mile line set by the [226] 
aforesd Towne of Providence ; The which said lands are yet undevided & is all 
yett lieing in Comon ; with all & singular the priveledges & appurtenances to the 
said halfe Right of lands Meaddowes & Comoning belonging, & all the Estate, 
Right, Title, Jntrest, vse, Property, Possession, Clayme & demand whatsoever of 
me the said John Steere in or to the same or any part or percell thereof To have 
and to hold the said halfe Right of lands, Meaddowes & Comoning as aforsaid 
unto my said son William Steere, his Heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes 
for Ever; To the only proper vse & behoof e of my said son William Steere his 
heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever; And that my said Son 
William Steere his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes, by force & vertue 
of these presents hence forward for Ever shall stand & be lawfully Seized to him, 
his heii-s, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes of & in the Demised premises, 
& of, & in Every part & percell thereof ; of a good. Sure, lawfull. Absolute, & 
Vndefeazeable Estate of Jnheritance in ffee Simple, without any Conditions, Lim- 
mitation vse, or other thing to alter or change the same : And that the sd halfe 
Right of lands meaddowes, & Comoning, & Every part & percell thereof, & all & 
Every their appurtenances from the day of the signeing & sealeing hereof & so 
hence forward for ever Shall be, Remaine & Continue to be the true, proper, & 
lawfull Right of my said son William Steere Cleare & free, without at any time 
the hindrance, Lett Trouble, Expulsion, Suit, or Contradiction of me the said John 
Steere, my heirs Exsecutoi-s, Administrators, & all & Every other person or persons 
whatsoever Either for, by, through, or vnder me ; And so to be not only unto my 
sd son William but also to his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for 
ever, And when my Right of lands on y® west side of the sd Seven mile line shall 
be layd out ; my said Son William Steere his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, or 
Assignes shall have his part unto him, or them devided with out Contradiction. 
Jn wittnes of the Premisses I doe hereunto sett my hand & scale the fifth day of 
June Anno : one Thousand, Six hundred Ninty & foure. / 

Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us John Steere L. S. 

Thomas Olney 

William Olney 



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[227] To all people before whome this deede of Sale shall come Stephen 
Hardin of the Towne of Providence in the Narragansett Bay in New England 
Sendeth Greeteing. Know Yee That I the said Stephen Hardin for & in Con- 
sideration of a valuable sum of money in hand already well & truely payd unto 
me by Abraham Hardin (my son) inhabetant of the Towne of Providence aforesd, 
Blacksmith ; The recept whereof I doe hereby owue & acknowledg, & therewith 
to be fully satisfied Contented & paid have bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliend, 
Assigned made over & Confirmed ; And by these presents for me, my heii-s 
Exsecutors & Administrators Doe fully Clearely & Absoutely bargaine sell 
Enfeofe, Alien, Asigne make over & Confirme unto the said Abraham Hardin my 
son unto him his heirs Exsecutors Administrator^ & Assignes for Ever a quantety 
of land Containeing of Eight acres (more or less) Scituate lieing & being within 
the Towneshipp of Providence aforesd & a little southward from a brooke or 
small fresh streame which Runneth out of the north End of the swampe called 
the Great swampe which is within that Tract of land Called y* neck ; And also 
one quarter of an acre of land ; in all Eight acres & a quarter (more or less,) 
The said quarter of Acre lieth distant from the afore sd Eight acres ; The west- 
eme part of it butteth & boundeth upon the high Way or Comon Roade, the 
southerne part is bounded by the sd Abraham hardin his land, & the Easterne & 
northerne parts are bounded with the land of me the said Stephen Hardin. The 
other Eight acres is part meaddow & part swampye land & is bounded on the 
Easterne part at presant with a fence, & also with land belonging to the said 
Abraham Hardin, on the westerne part with land belonging to me the said 
Stephen Hardin, & northwardly with two brookes at a poynt where the brookes 
Meete, & on the southerne part with the land of Henry ^stance, with all & Sin- 
gular the privelidges & appurtenances to the sd eight acres & a quarter of land 
belonging, & all the Estate, Right Title, Jntrest, vse Property Possession Posses- 
sion, Clayme & demand whatsoever of me the sd Stephen Hardin in or to the 
same or any part or percell thereof To have & to hold the said Eight acres & a 
([uarter of land as aforesd unto the said Abraham Hardin his Heirs Exsecutoi-s 
Administrators & Assignes for Ever; to the only proper vse & behoofe of 
the said Abraham Hardin his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators Assignes 
for Ever; And I the said Stephen Hardin for me my heirs Exsecutors & 
Administrators, & for Every of us Doe Covenant Promise & grant to & with 
the said Abraham Hardin his heirs Exsecutors Administrators and Assignes & to 
& with Every of them in manner & forme as followeth, (That is to say) That I 
the said Stephen Hardin at the time of the sealeing & delivery hereof am the true 
& RightfuU owner of the above bargained premises, & that I have full power 
good Right true Title & lawfuU Authoritye to bargaine sell & Confirme the 
same unto the said Abraham Hardin his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & 

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Assignes in manner & forme as aforesd; And that the sd Abraham Hardin 
his heii-s Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes, by force & vertue of these 
presents, is, & shall stand & be lawfully Seized unto him & Every of them 
of & in the bargained premises & of & in Every part thereof ; of a good Sui-e 
lawfuU, Absolute & vndefeazeable Elstate of inheritance in ffee Simple without 
any Conditions limittation vse, or other thing to alter or change the same. And 
that the premises, above by these presents mentioned to be bargained & sold, now 
are & from time to time & at all times hereafter shall be, Remaine & Continue tri 
be the proper vse & behoofe of the said Abraham Hardin his heirs Exsecutoi-s, 
Administmtors & Assignes, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated aquit- 
ted & discnarged or otherwise by me the said Stephen Hardin my heirs Exsec- 
utors & Administrators Sufficiently saved & kept harmless of & from all & all 
manner of former & other Bargaines, Sales, Gifts, Grants, Mortgages, Assignem^f 
judgments, Exsecutions, Leases, & of & from all & singular other Charges, Titles, 
Troubles Jncumbrances & demandes whatsoever, had, made, done, or suffered to 
\)e done by me the said Stephen Hardin, or any wayes by my act meanes knowl- 
edg Consent or procurement. And against me the sd Stephen Hardin my Heirs 
[228] Exsecutoi-s & Administmtors & all & Every other person or persons whatso- 
eveirl, lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest Clayme or demand in 
or to the said eight acres & a quarter of land or any part or percell thereof from 
by, or under me, them or any of them, shall & Will Warrant & for Ever defend 
by these presents Jn wittness of the premises I doe hereunto sett my hand & 
seale. The which said Jnstrumeut I Caused to be written & although I had not 
oppertunitye to signe & seale the same in y* life time of my said son, yet now 
this fifteenth day of Januarey in this presant yeare one thousand six hundred 
ninty & foure, i69| that so it may stand good to all intents & purposes doe here- 
unto set my hand & seale 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

in y* presence of us 

Thos: Olney the niarke of X Stephen Hardin L. S. 

Jonathan Sprague. / 

To all People before whome this deede of Sale Shall Come Samuell Comestock 
of the Towne of Providence in the Narmgansett Bay in New England (Hus- 
bandman) sendeth greeteing. Know yee That the sd Samuell Comstock for & 
in Consideration of the Sum of Twenty & five poundes of Currant Silver Money 
in hand already well & Truely payd unto him by Jonathan Whipple inhabitant of 
y* Towne of Providence aforesd (husbandman) the recept of which y* said Sam- 
uell Comstock doth owne & acknowledg, & therewith to be fully satisfied Con- 
tented & payd, & doth hereby aquitt & discharge the said Jonathan Whipple his 



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Heirs, AdminiBtrators, & Assignes of the same & Every part thereof hath Given, 
Granted Bargained Sold, Aliend Enfeoffed, Assigned, Set over & Confirmed unto 
y® said Jonathan Whipple his Heirs, Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for 
Ever, & by these presents for him his Heirs Exsecutors & Administmtors Doth 
fully Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant, Bargaine, sell, Alien Enfeoff Assigne, 
set over & Confirme unto y* sd Jonathan Whipple, his heirs, Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes for Ever a percell of land Containeing by Estemation Sixty 
acres (be it more or less) with all jr* Meaddow grounds also, within y* sd Tract 
or "i^cell of land Contained ; Through which said tract or percell of land there is 
a comon highway ali*eady Stated by y* aforesaid Towne of Providence & by their 
order marked out by their Surveior, Entring at the Southeasterne part .of sd 
Tract, or percell of land <& so through y* same out at y* Norwesterne part 
thereof, for which highway allowance is by the said Towne to be made in laud. 
The which allowance of land is together with y* aforesd lands to belong unto y* 
aforesd Jonathan Whipple his heirs & Assignes for Ever; the which make th. up 
the aforesd Complement. The which said percell of land is Scituate lieing & 
being within y* Towneship & neere unto y" southerne part of y* ffarme knowne 
b}' y® name of Wallings ffarme ; Bounding Norwestward with a maple tree, and 
from thence Southward to a Rock which is a Corner of John Browns land ; & 
from thence to a white oake ; & from thence Southwaixl|ly| to a Walnut tree, & 
from tlience Eastwardly to a great Walnut tree, & from thence Eastwardly to a 
white Oiike which is a Corner of John Smiths land (deceiised) & from thence 
Southardly to a stake with Stones about it, & from thence Eastwardly to a Stake 
with stones about it, & from thence Northwardly to a stake with stones about it 
takeing of severall trees in y" Range, & from thence to Runn westwaixi to a But- 
tenwood tree, & from thence Southwardly to a white Oake, & from thence west- 
ward to a great Oake ; & from that Oake to an oake which is a Corner of Thomas 
[229] Wallings land, & from thence Northwai-dly to two small Oakes ; with all 
&; singular y** privelidges & appurtenances to y* sd Sixty acres & sd meadow land 
l)elonging, & all y* Estate Right Title, Jntrest, vse. Property, Possession, Clayme 
& demand what soever, of him y* said Samuell Comstock in or to y* same or any 
part thereof To have & to hold the said Sixty aci-es of land withall y® Meaddow 
(xrounds within y® same Contained as a foresaid unto y* said Jonathan Whipple 
his lieira Exsecutora, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, To the only proper 
vse & l^ehoofe of y* said Jonathan Whipple his heirs Exsecutoi-s, Administrators 
& Assignes for Ever; And the said Samuell Comstock for himselfe, his heirs, 
Executoi-s & Administrators and for Every of them Doth Covenant, promise, & 
Grant to & with the said Jonathan Whipple his heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
and Assignes, «& to & with Every of them in manner & forme as foUoweth ; That 
is to say ; That he the said Samuell Comstock at the time of y* Signeing Sealeing 



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& delivery hereof is y* true & Rightfull Owner of y* above bargained Prem- 
ises, & that he hath full power good Right, true, Title & lawfuU authoritye to 
Grant, bargaine, sell, & Confirme y* above bargained premises & Every part & 
percell thereof unto y* sd Jonathan Whipple his heirs Exsecutors. Administrators 
& Assignes in manner & forme as aforesaid ; And that y* sd Jonathan Whipple 
his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes by force & vertue of these pres- 
ents, is, & Shall hence forward for ever Stand & be lawfully Seized & possessed 
to him, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes of & in the bargained 
premises & of & in Every part thereof, of a good Sure lawfuU, absolute & vnde- 
feazeable Estate of inhiritance in flfee simple with out any Conditions, Limitation, 
vse, or other thing to alter or change the same. And that y* premises above by 
these presents mentioned to be Granted, bargained & sold & Every part thereof 
from y* day of y* date hereof & so from time to time hereafter for Ever shall be, 
Remaine & Continue to be y* proper vse & behoofe of y* said Jonathan Whip- 
ple his heirs Exsecutors, Administrate & Assignes for Ever Cleare & free & freely 
& Clearely Exonerated Aquitted & discharged, or other wise by y® said Sam- 
uell Comstock his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators Sufficiently Saved & kept 
harmeless of & from all & all manner of former & other barg^ines Sales, Gifts, 
Grants, leases, Assignem^,* Mortgages, Executions, Joyntures, Dowryes, Power & 
Thirds of Elizabeth his now wife to be Claymed & Challinged in or to y* same 
or any part thereof; And of & from all & singular other Charges, Titles, Troubles, 
Jncumbi-ances & demandes whatsoever had, made, done, or Suffered to be done 
by y® said Samuell Comstock, his heii-s, Exsecutora, or Administrators, or any 
other person, or persons whatsoever by his or theire act Meanes, Consent or pro- 
curement: And against him y® sd Samuell Comstock, his heirs, Exsecutora, 
Administmtors & all & Every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully clayme- 
ing any Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, Clayme or demand in or to the same, or any 
part thereof from by or under him, them, or any of them, shall & will warrant & 
for Ever defend by tliese presents. Jn Witnes of the premises the sd Samuell 
Comstock doth here unto sett his hand & scale the Tenth day of June in y" 
yeare one thousand, Six hundred ninty & five. 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered 

in the prasence of us 

Thomas Olney. Samuell Comestock L. S. 

William Olney. 

[230] T^ all Christian People before this Deede of Sale shall come John 
Whipple of y® Towiie of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Provi- 
dence plantations, in the Narraganset Bay in New England sendeth Greeteing ; 
Know yee. That y* sd John Whipple for & in Consideration of a valuable sum of 



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Money in hand already Well & truely payd unto him by Silvanus Scott inhabi- 
tant of y* Towne & CoUoney aforesaid ; the recept where of the said John Whip- 
ple doth owne & acknowledg, & there with to be fully Satisfied Contended & 
payd ; hath Given, Granted, Bargained Sold, Aliend, Enfeoffed, Assigned, Set 
over & Confirmed, & by these presents for him his heirs, Exsecutors & Adminis- 
trators, Doth fully Clearely & absolutely Give, Grant, Bargaine, sell, Alien 
Enfeoff, Assigne, Set over & Confirme unto y* said Silvanus Scott to him his 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever, the halfe of one halfe of a 
share of undevided lands in the North Purchassed lands in Rehoboth (now in y* 
Province of the Massachusetts) viz) the second devision of fifty acres to a share 
of upland. That is, one full halfe of one full halfe part of a share of vndevided 
lands in the North purchassed lands in Rehoboth aforesaid or in those lands Com- 
only Called & knowne by the denomination of y* North Purchase ; The which 
demised lands is the Moity or one halfe of one full halfe part of a share of unde- 
vided lands in the said in the said North purchase which the said John Whipple 
Purchased of John Redway of Rehoboth aforesaid, with all & singular the priv- 
elidges & appurtenances to the said halfe of halfe a share of lands in the said 
devision belonging; and all the Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, vse, Property, Pos- 
session, Clayme & demand whatsoever of him the said John Whipple in or to the 
same or any part thereof To have & to hold the said Moity, or halfe of one full 
halfe part of a share of lands as aforesaid in the said North purchasse unto the 
said Silvanus Scot his heirs, Exsecutors ; Administrators, & Assignes for ever, to 
the only proper vse & behoofe of the said Silvanus Scott, his heirs Exsecutors, 
Administrator & Assignes for Ever: And that the said Silvanus Scott, his heirs, 
Exsecut7 Administmtors & Assignes, by force & vertue of these presents shall 
stand & be lawfully seized to him his heirs Exsecut". Administrators & Assignes 
of & in the bargained premises, & of & in Every part thereof, of a good sure 
lawfull Absolute & vndefeazeable Estate of inheritance in ffee Simple, without 
any Conditions, limitations, vse or other thing to alter or change the same : And 
that the premises above by these presents mentioned to be Granted Bargained & 
Sold & Every part thereof, Now from the day of the signeing & sealeing hereof, 
& sohence forward for Ever shall be Remaine & Continue to be the proper vse & 
l)ehoofe of the said Silvanus Scott his heirs Exsecutors Administratoi-s & Assignes, 
Cleare & free «& freely & Clearely, Exonerated, Aquitted & discharged, or other 
wise by the said John Whipple his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators sufficiently 
saved & kept harmeless of & from all & all Manner of former & other, Imrgaines, 
sales, Gifts, Grants, Leases, Assignements, [231] Judgments, Executions, fforffit- 
ures, Seisures, Joyntures, Dowryes, & Power & Thirds of Rebeckah his now wife 
to l)e Claymed & Challinged in or to the same or any part thereof, & of & 
from all & singular other Charges Titles Troubles Jncumbrances & demands 



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whatsoever, had, made, done, or suffered to be done by the said John Whipple his 
heirs Exsedutors Administrators or any other person or persons whatsoever had 
made done or suffered to be done by the said John Whipple his heirs Exsecutors, 
Administrators, or any other person or persons whatsoever, by his or their Act 
Meanes Consent or procurement ; And against him the said John Whipple his 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators & all & Every other person or ))ersons whatso- 
ever Lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Clayme, or demand 
whatsoever in, or to the same or any part thereof from, by, or vnder him, them or 
any of them, shall & will warrant & for Ever defend by these presents : Jn witt- 
nes of the premises the said John Whipple doth hereunto sett his hand & seale 
the Twenty & fift day of November Anno : Domini one Thousand six hundred 
ninty & five 

Signed Sealed & delivei'ed 

in y* presence of us John Whipple L. S. 

Tho: Olney 

Peter Place 

Be it knowne unto all persons before whome these presents shall come : That 
I Gregorey Dexter of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jdland & Providence 
Plantations in New England Doe hereby freely Give & Grant Enfeoff & pass 
over unto my Grand son Peleg Dexter a house lot in the towne of Providence 
Containeing five acres, <& part planted with apple trees, & bounded on the west 
by the streete Way, & on the North by a high Way, & on the East by a highway, 
& on the south by a Lott that I gave to my grand daughter Jssabell And also I 
doe hereby freely Give unto My Grand son Peleg Dexter & his heirs for Ever 
Tenn acres of low land to Make meaddow which I had of the Towne ; & it is 
Scituate on the Eastwardly or North Eastwardly side of the River called the 
West River, & Neere adjoyneing on the East or Eastwardly to the land of Wil- 
liam Haukings, & on the Northwardly part to the land of Jonathan Whipple, 
or neere adjoyneing to it. And also I doe hereby give unto my Grand Daughter 
Jssabell Dexter for her life a house lott which is adjoyneing on the south side of 
y* aforesd lott I Gave to my Grand son Peleg : And is further bounded on the 
East by a high Way, & the south by land of Edwaixi Man ton, and on [232] the 
west by y* streete; All which sd lott with the privelidges & appurtenances 
therein & there unto belonging my foresd Grand daughter Jssabell Dexter shall 
have all the vse & beneffitt of the sd lott as long as shee doe live : And after her 
decease & death, then that lott shall be the proper Right & inheritance of Peleg 
Dexter & his heirs for Ever : And so all the foresd tenn acres of low land, & y* 
foresd house lott, & y* other lott also after his sister Jssabell is dead, then it shall 
be all the proper Right, Title, & Jntrest of my Grand son Peleg Dexter & his 



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heirs for Ever : And Jf Peleg Dexter should dye & leave no Jshue ; then all the 
foresd lands & Piivelidges shall all be the true and lawfull Jnherittance of my 
Grand son James Dexter and his heirs for Ever : Wherefore, I doe by these pres- 
ents firmely bind mjrselfe, my heirs Exsecutors & Administrate* : by this deed of 
Gift to warrant & defend the foresd Peleg Dexter & James Dexter, & Jssabell 
Dexter according to y^ tennure of this Deede of Gift ; from all former bargaines, 
Gifts, Grants, Leasses Mortgages Dowryes, & from all other Troubles or Molesta- 
tions Caused by, from, or vnder me : And from all lawfull Claymes that any 
other person or persons may at any time lay unto any part or percell of the foresd 
lands & Premises ; Jn wittnes of this my Reall act & deede I doe here unto sett 
my hand & Scale this fourth day of June in the yeare one thousand, Six liundred 
Ninty Six. 

Signed, Sealed & Confirmed 

in jr* presence of vs. 

John Sheldon Gregorey Dexter L. S. 

Shadrach Manton. / 

To all Christian People to whome these may Concerne I Henry ffowler 
Sen' . of Momoronock in the County of Westchester in the Province of New 
Yorke sendeth greeteing : Know yee that I the sd Henry ffowler for & in Con- 
sideration of the Naturall affection that I have & ffatherly love to my Daughter 
Newell ffowler of the same place ; As also for divers other good Causes & Con- 
siderations me there unto Moveing have Given, Granted, & by these presents doe 
Give & Grant & Confirme unto my Daughter Newell ffowler Eighty acres of land 
upon a playne by one Samuell Bennett, which was my Towne Right in Provi- 
dence ; Now under Boston Colloney, but at the time of my Residence there under 
Rhode Jsland ; &, likewise Tenn acres of low land up Wanaspatuckett River 
with halfe my privelidge [238] of Comonage there in Providence ; to have & to 
hold all & singular the said land Privelidges & appurtenances thereto belonging 
& all other the aforesd premises unto my Daughter Newell ffowler her heirs 
Executors & Administrators & Assignes to her & their proper vse & vses & 
behoofe for Ever, ffreely & quietly without any matter of dialling or Clayme or 
demands by me or any under me Henry ffowler sen' ; or any other person or per- 
sons what 80 ever for me or in my name, by my Causes Meanes or Procurement 
what so Ever : viz : me my heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes : And I 
the said Henry ffowler sen': doe Give all & singular the afoi-esd land & Prive- 
lidges to the sd Newell ffowler my Daughter her heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes to the use aforesd against all people, & I doe warrant & for Ever 
defend by these presents. And further know yee that I the said Henry ffowler 
sen' : have put the said Newell ffowler in peaceable & quiet possession of the 



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aforesaid land by delivering u[n|to her at the in sealing here of one Coyned peece 
of Silver Comonly Called Nine pence fixed on the seale of these presents in wit- 
nes whereof I have put my this hand 9 day of Sep : 1687. 

Sealed Signed & delivered The mark of 

in the presence of us Henry H ffowler 

John Gulpin 



Thomas Kyrke 



Recorded October y" 18S»* 1698 



Henry ffowler hath acknowledged 
this deede of Gift to be his 
act & deede befoi*e me this 
19 of September 1687 
Joseph Horton Justi of the peace 

^ Tho: Olney, 
Towne Clerk 



To all Christian People to whom this presant deede of sale shall Come Henry 
ffowler of Momoronack in the County of Westchester in the Province of New 
York Black Smith Sendeth Greeteing. / Know yee That Henry ffowler aforesd 
for a valuable (Consideration to him in hand payd before the sealeing & delivery 
hereof well and truely payd by William Randall of Providence in Rhode Jsland 
Jurisdiction ; The recept of Which valuable Consideration to him in hand payd, 
The said Henry ffowler doth acknowledge by these p'sents And therewith to be 
satisfied Contented & Secured, And thereof to aquitt, & discharge the said Wil- 
liam Randall his heirs Exsecut" Administrators & Assignes & Every of them by 
these presents Have Given Granted Bargained Sold Aliend Enfeoffed & [234] 
Confirmed, And by these presents doe fully Clearely & Absolutely give grant 
bargaine Sell Alien Enfeoff & Confirme unto the sd William Randall his heirs & 
Assignes for Ever all & singular All that Sixty acre J^ott and Twenty acre Lotts 
of land with two Shares of Meaddow, as also two acres of Meaddow at Chitama- 
chute & one acre More of Meaddow to make it a whole Share at y* Pond End 
aforesd joyneing to the Meaddow of John Thornton belonging to me Henry 
ffowler aforesd, And which lieth & is being within the boundes of Providence 
aforesd with the Privelidges & Appurtenances thereto belonging or any wise 
appertaineing to have & to hold the said land & Meaddowes with y* priveliges 
thereto appertaineing unto the said William Randall his heirs & Assigne|s| forever 
to the only proper vse & behoofe of y® sd William Randall & Assignes for Ever ; 
And the sd Henry ffowler for himselfe his heirs Exsecutors & Administrator Doth 
Covenant & Grant to & with the sd William Randall his heirs & Assignes by these 
presents in Manner & forme as followeth: That is to say, That he the said 



[247] 

Henry ffowler at the time of the grant bargaine & sale of the premises as before 
declared unto the said William Randall & unto the delivery hereof unto the said 
William Randall to the vse of him his heirs & Assignes for Ever was the true & 
lawf\ill owner of the above bargained premises & that he hath in himself e | as 
aforesd | full power & lawfuU authoritye the premises to grant bargaine sell & 
Confirme as aforesd, And that the said William Randall his heirs & Assignes shall 
& May henceforth forever lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold, vse occupye & 
possess & Enjoy the sd bargained premises free & Cleare, & Clearely aquitted & 
discharged of & from all & all Manner of former & other Gifts Grants bargaines 
Sales, leases Assignements, Mortgages Jntayles Jo}mters judgments Executions, 
forffitures & Dowryes to be Claymed or Charged of, in, or to the same or any 
part thereof. And of & from all other Acts & incumbrances whatsoever, had 
made done or Suffered to be done by the said Henry ffowler his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators or any other person or persons whatsoever laying Clayme thereto 
or pretending to have any Title or Jntrest of or into the same or any part thereof 
from, By or under him them or either of them whereby the sd William Randall 
his heirs or Assignes Shall or may be hereafter lawfully Evicted out of y* pos- 
session thereof : And the sd Henry ffowler his heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
upon Reasonable & lafuU demand shall & will performe & doe or Cause to be 
done & performed any such further act or acts whether by way of Acknowledge- 
ment of this presant deede or in any other kind that shall or may be for y* more 
full Compleateing & Confirmeing & sure Makeing of the said bargained premises 
unto the sd William Randall his heirs & Assignes for Ever according to the true 
intent hereof & according to the lands of that jurisdiction where the premises 
are being. And that the said Henry ffowler his heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
the said Bargained premises unto the said William Randall his heirs & Assignes 
against themselves & all & every person or persons whatsoever lawfully Clayme- 
ing or to Clayme any Estate or Right Title intrest or demand whatsoever into the 
said bargained Premises or any part thereof from. By, or under him them or 
either of them Shall or will for ever Warrant these presents, Jn Witnes Whereof 
the [235] tlie said Henry ffowler as before intrested & impowred hath Set his 
hand & scale this first day of November Sixteene hundred Eighty & foure. 
Annoq Regin Regis Caroli Secundi &c &c viz mark 

Signed Sealed & delivered The H of 

in the presence of us Henry ffowler 

John Jeffurd 

Jonathan Hudson. / The above deede was Signed 

Sealed & delivered & witnessed 
the day & date above written 
in the Presence of Me 
John PeU Justice for the 
Province of New Yorke. / 



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To all people before whome this deede of Sale shall Come Thomas Arnold of 
the Towne of Providence in the Narraganset Bay in new England, Planter, 
sendeth Greeteing. Know yee, That the sd Thomas Arnold for & in Consider- 
ation of the sum of Sixty & one Poundes in silver money in hand already well & 
truely payd unto him by William Tirpin inhabitant of the Towne of Providence 
aforesd, the recept of which the sd Thomas Arnold doth owne & acknowledge, 
& doth hereby aquit & discharge the sd William Tirpin his heirs Exsecutors & 
Assignes of the same & Every part thereof, Hath Given, Granted Bargained, 
Sold Enfeoffed Aliend made Over & Confirmed, & by these presents for him his 
heirs Exsecutprs & Assignes Doth fully, Clearely & Absolutely Give Grant Bar- 
gaine Sell Enfeoff Alien Assigne make over & Confirme unto the sd William 
Tirpin to him his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes forever his Mansion 
house standing in the Towne of Providence aforesd, together with his house lott 
or home share of land unto the said house adjoyneing & on which the Said house 
standeth, the said house lott or home share of land being in E^temation five acres 
(be it more less) & did originally belong unto Stephen Northupp formerly of sd 
Providence ; And is bounded on the Eastern part with the Towne Streete or 
Comou way ; on the Westeme part with the River Called Moshausuck River; 
on the Northern Part with a high Way Running from the sd Towne Streete unto 
the sd River; And on the Southerne part with the. land of Thomas Olney of sd 
Providence : Also a percell of Meaddow land Scituate lieing & being in the 
Towne of Providence aforesd, & is in Estemation about three acres (be it more 
or less) & is devided from the aforesd house lott, or home share of land with the 
aforesaid Moshausuck River the which boundeth the Easterne part of the said 
Meaddow ; the westerne part thereof also being bounded with the Topp, or brow 
of a hill, the Norwesterne & Southwesterne parts thereof also being bounded 
with the Topp | or brow | of the said hill ; The Northerne end & also the South- 
erne End bounding where the said hill & the said River Cometh | neere | together; 
The Said Meaddow originally belonged unto Christophar Smith of Providence 
aforesd [236] & from said Christophar Smith unto Shadrach Majiton of sd 
Providence & from sd Shadrach Manton unto y* said Thomas Arnold ; Also the 
one halfe of a Right of Comon in the plantation of Providence aforesd Reaching 
so farr westward as the line Called the Seven mile line, (only Excpting unto 
William Tirpin what landes is by the Said Towne of Providence | already | 
agreed upon for a devision & papers drawne for them on each Right.) With all 
& singular the privelidges & Appurtenances to the said Mansion house ; house 
lott or home share of land, percell of Meaddow, & halfe Right of Comon belong- 
ing ; The aforesd Exception only Excepted ; And all the Estate Right, Title, 
Jntrest vse Property, Possession, Clayme & demand whatsoever of him the said 
Thomas Arnold in, or to the same or any part or percell thereof to have & to hold 



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the said Mansion house, house lott or home share of land, percell of Meaddow & 
halfe Right of Comon as aforesd unto the sd William Tirpin his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes for eVer, to the only Proper vse & behoofe of the said 
William Tirpin his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever ; And 
the said Thomas Arnold for himselfe his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators & for 
every of them Doth Covenant Promise & grant to & with the said William Tir- 
pin his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes & to & with every of them 
by these presents in manner & forme as ffoUoweth, (that is to say) That hee the 
said Thomas Arnold at the time of the sealeing & delivery hereof is the true & 
RightfuU Owner of the above bargained premises & that hee hath full power, 
good Right, true Title and lawfull Authoritye to give Grant, Bargaine, sell, & 
Confirme the above bargained premises & every part & percell thereof unto the 
said William Tirpin, his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes in manner & 
forme as aforesaid And that the said William Tirpin his heires Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes by force & vertue of these presents is & shall stand & be law- 
fully Seized to him his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators, & Assignes, of & in the 
bargained premises & of & in every part & percell thei'eof, of a good, sure, law- 
full. Absolute & vndefeazeable Estate of inheritance in ffee simple, without any 
Conditions limitation, use, or other thing to alter or change the same An that 
the premises above by these premises mentioned to be Granted bargained & sold 
& Every part & percell thereof is & from time to time & at all times hereafter' 
shall be Remaine & Continue to be the proper vse & behoofe of the Said William 
Tirpin his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever; cleare & free & 
freely & Clearely Exonerated, aquitted & discharged or other wise by the said 
Thomas Arnold his heirs Exsecutors & Administrate* Sufficiently Saved & kept 
harmeless of & from all & all manner of former & other Bargaines, Sales, Gifts, 
Grants, leases, Assignen^ judgments Executions, flforffitures, Seisures; & of & 
from all & singular other Charges Titles, Troubles, incumbrances & demands 
whatsoever, had, made, done or suffered to be done by the said Thomas Arnold 
his heirs Exsecutors Administrators or any other person or persons whatsoever by 
his or their act means Consent or procurement. And against him the said Thomas 
Arnold his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & all & Every other person or persons 
whatsoever lawfully Claymeing any estate Right Title, Jntrest Clayme or demand 
in or to the same or any part thereof from By or under him them or any of them. 
Shall and will warrant & for ever defend by these presents, 

And lastly, the said Thomas Arnold for himselfe his heirs Exsecutors and 
Administrators doth Covenant Promise & Grant to and with the said William Tir- 
pin his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes that they & every of them 
shall & May for ever from after the day of the date hereof Quiet and [237] 
peaceably have hold vse occupye possess & Enjoy the bargained premises with tlie 



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Proffitts Privelidges and Appurtenances thereof & there unto belonging to his 
and their & Every of their owne proper vse & behoof without the lett suit 
Trouble, molestation, deniall Contradiction Eviction, Ejection, or distirbance of 
the said Thomas Arnold, his heirs Exsecutors Administrators or any other person 
or persons lawfully Claymeing any Estate Right Clayme or demand in or to the 
same or any part thereof from by or under him them or any of them ; Jn wittnes 
of the premises in these two sheetes of Paper Contained the said Thomas Arnold 
Doth hereunto set his hand & scale the ninth day of Januarey in the fifth yeare 
of their majestyes Reigne William & Mary King & Queene &.~ Annoq Domini : 
1692: Thomas Arnold L. S. 

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Signed sealed & delivered 
in the presence of us 

Gideon Ci*awfurd 

John Arnold./ 

Know all men by these presents that I William ffowler of fflushin in Queenes 
County upon Long Jsland have Allienated Assigned made over & Confirmed from 
me my heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes, unto my Brother John ffow- 
ler to him his heirs & Assignes for Ever all my whole Right Title & Jntrest in 
this within written Bill of Sale, in as full & ample manner in all Respects as it 
was made & Contirmed to me from My ffather Henry ffowler deceased, & doe 
acknowledg to have Received full satisfaction for the same ; as witnes my hand & 
Scale in fflushing y* 29 December 1690 

Testes William ffowler L. S. 

James Clement 
his 

John T Thorne 
marke 

The above wiitten Assignement belongs to a deede from Henry ffowler to his 

son William ffowler Recorded in the 192 & 193 page of this booke ; Jt being 

omitted w** the deede was Recorded. 

Recorded ^ me Tho : olney Towne 

Clarke : 

[238] Be it knowne unto all men by these presents. That I Stukely West- 
cot of Warwick, in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in 
New England, I have bargained & sold unto Stephen Arnold who is an inhabi- 
tant of Pautuxett in the Colloney aforesaid; All that my Share of land that lieth 
& is on the North side of Pawtuxett River aforesaid ; & it is the seventh lott or 



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Share of land lieing Northward from Pautuxett ffalles ; Containeing Six acres of 
land ; & it is bounded on the North side with a share of land of Richard Water- 
mans, & the East End with the salt Water, on the South Side with a share of 
land of William Carpenters, and on the west with the vineyard. All which share 
of land aforesaid, I have sold unto Stephen Arnold aforesd, for & in Consider- 
ation of six pound in Currant pay that I have received already of him, ffor which 
I doe by this firmely pass over, & make good unto Stephen Arnold aforesaid his 
Heirs & Assignes for Ever ; with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, for 
himselfe his Heirs & Assignes peaceably to possess & injoy for Ever, Also, I doe 
by these presents bind myselfe, my heirs & Assignes, from Troubling Molesting 
or hindering the said Stephen Arnold his heirs & Assignes for Ever in Claymeing 
any Right Title, or Jntrest in the foresaid land & Premises, or any other, man 
Claymeing or to Clayme by, from or under Me : And for the true & just per- 
formeance & Confirmation of all the premises aforesaid, I the foresd Stukely 
Westcott have hereunto set my hand this Thirtyeth day of December, in y* yeare 
one Thousand Six hundred ffifty & five ; 1655. 

Jn the presence of Stukly Westkott 

Robert Westcot 

Amos Westcott 

Recorded f Tho: Ohiey 

Towne clerk./ 

The 17 of October Ano: Do: 1643. Memorandum. That I William Arnold 
of Providence for good Consideration Moveing me hereunto have Given & 
Granted unto my son Benedict Arnold all my Proper Right & Jntrest that doe 
belong to me in a percell, or share of land lieing upon the Neck neere the ffall 
called Pautuxet, Scituate & being betweene a share of land of Thomas Olney on 
the south side, & a share of land of William ffield on the North side, All which 
said land is Now in the hand vse & occupation of the said Benedict Arnold, to 
have & to hold the said land with Th appurtenances there unto belonging to him 
his heirs & Assignes for Ever. Jn Wittnes whereof I the said Willia|m| Arnold 
have hereunto set my hand & Scale. 

Signed Sealed & delivered William Arnold L S. 

the 10, of March 1660 : in 

the presence of viz. 

William Carpenter 

The marke of W William 

Ward 

Recorded ^ Tho: Olney Towne clerke 

[239] To all Christian People before whome this deede of sale shall come, 
James Browne of the Towne of Providence in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & 



[252] 

Providence Plantations, in the Narraganset Bay in New England Sendeth Greete- 
ing. Know Yee, That the said James | Browne | for & in Consideration of a val- 
uable sum of Currant & passable pay of this CoUoney in hand already Well & 
truely payd unto him by Jonathan Whipple inhabitant of the Towne & CoUoney 
aforesd, The recept whereof the sd James Browne doth owne & acknowledge & 
therewith to be fully satisfied Contented & Paid ; hath Given, Granted, Enfeoffed 
Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Assigned, Set over & Confirmed, And by these presents 
for him his heirs Exsecutors and Administrators Doth fully Clearely & absolutely 
Give, Grant Enfeoff, Bargaine, Sell, Alien Assigne set over & Confirme unto the 
Said Jonathan Whipple his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for ever 
a percell of M eaddow land Containeing by Estemation about three acres, Jt being 
Boggy, or Hassekey Meaddow, & is Scituate lieing & being in the Towneshipp 
of Providence aforesd : & about two miles & ahalfe norwestward frbm the salt 
water, or Harbour in said Providence Towne, and lieing on a Small Brooke, or 
fresh Streame beareing the name of Robbins Brooke ; The said Brooke Run- 
ning through part of the sd peece of Meaddow ; The said Meaddow bounding on 
the South Eastward, Eastward, North-East ward, north ward, Norwestward, & 
Westward with the upland which is comon, & on the southwestern part with low 
Swampye land. With all & Singular the privelidges & appurtenances to the said 
percell of Meaddow belonging, & all the Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Prop- 
erty Possession Clayme & demand whatsoever of him the sd James Browne in or 
to the same, or any part thereof, To have & to hold the said percell of meaddow 
as aforesd unto the said Jonathan Whipple his heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes for ever, to the only proper vse & behoofe of the said Jonathan Whip- 
ple, his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever ; And that the said 
Jonathan Whipple his heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes, from the day 
of the date hereof, & so hence forward for Ever Shall stand & be lawfully seized 
to him, his heirs, Exsecutors, | Administrators | of & in the said peece of mead- 
dow, & every part thereof [240] of a good Sure lawfuU & undefeazeable Estate 
of Jnheritance in fee Simple, without any Conditions Limitation, vse, or other- 
thing to alter or change the same, by force & vertue of these presents. And that 
the premises above by these presents mentioned to be Granted Bargained, & Sold, 
& Every '^t there of from the day of the signeing & sealeing hereof & so from 
time to time & at all tymes hereafter for ever shall be, Remaine & Continue to be 
the proper vse & behoofe of the said Jonathan Whipple his heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated, Aquit- 
ted & discharged of & from all & all manner of former & other bargaines. Sales 
Gifts, Grants, Leases, Assignments, Judgements, fforfittures, Executions, Power 
& Thirds of Mary the Now Wife of the sd James Browne ; or other wise by the 
sd James Browne his heirs Exsecut^ & Administrators Sufficiently saved & 
kept harmeless : And of & from all & singular other Charges Titles Troubles, 



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Jncumbrances & Demands had made, done, or suffered to be done by the said 
James Browne his heirs Exsecutors or Administrators, & all & Every other person, 
or persons whatsoever by his or their act meanes consent or procurement. And 
again|st| him the said James Browne his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators, & all 
& Every other person or persons what so Ever lawfully claymeing any Estate, 
Right, Title, Jntrest, Clayme & demand whatsoever in or to the same, from. By, 
or under him, them, or any of them, Shall & Will Warrant, & for Ever defend by 
tliese presents. Jn Wittnes of the Premises the sd James Browne doth here- 
unto set his hand & scale the seventeenth day of march in the yeare one thou- 
sand six hundred Ninty & Six • • / 

James Browne. L. S. 
Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us 

Tho: Olney 

The marke of X Andrew Harris. 

[241] This Bargaine of Sale witnesseth to all people that I John Sayles of 
Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in New 
England have bargained & Sold unto Stephen Arnold of Pautuxett within the 
CoUoney aforesd, a full Thirteenth part of a little Jsland undevided, called y** 
vineyard. Which is Scituate & being on the North side of Pautuxett River being 
Surrounded with fresh water ; & lieing within the Meadiiow & vpland of the 
aforesd Stephen Arnold. A thirteenth part of the foresd Jsland may Containe 
about a quarter of an acre, of land (more or less) for which I have received five 
shillings in Tobacco, which was the full Sum & price I sold it for, & I am fully 
Satisfied Contented & paid. And because I cannot make a firme deede of the 
foresd land, at presant because because I have None myself e yet of My ffatherin- 
law Mr. Roger Williams ; The foresd land he gave me ; Therefore this Bargaine 
of Sale Shall Stand firme & good to the aforesd Stephen Arnold his heira & 
Assignes for Ever, against me my heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
untill I have made the sd Stephen Arnold or his heirs a deede according to law ; 
tlie which he ought to have ; But upon the sealeing & delivery of a deede of a 
thirteenth part as aforesd then he shall deliver up this bargaine of sale ; And in 
Wittnes of this my firme bargaine of Sale I doe hereunto set my hand & Scale 
this Twenty fourth day of June one thousand Six hundred & Seventy. 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered Jo** : Sayles L. S. 

in y® presence of us. 
The marke of 

Henry H ffowler 

The marke of 

T H 

Thomas Hopkins. / 



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This present deede or Riteing beareing date the tenth of March in the yeare 
of our Lord Christ one Thousand Six hundred & Sixty witnesseth ; That I Bene- 
dict Arnold of Newport on Rhode Jsland in New England, for good & valuable 
Satisfaction given and Received have therefore sold bargained & made over to my 
brother Stephen Arnold of Pautuxet in Providence plantation, All that my Share 
of land which I had of my fifather W*f Arnold of Pautuxet aforesaid, which said 
share of land lieth on the Neck of land neere the if all called Pautuxet ; bounded 
on the south by a share of land belonging formerly to Thomas olney on the South 
Side now being & belonging to the aforesaid Stephen Arnold ; And by a Share of 
land formerly laid out to william ffield of Providence on the north side [242] All 
which my aforesaid share is now in the hands, vse & occupation of the said Stephen 
Arnold, To have hold vse. Possess & Enjoy for him his Heirs, Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes, as his & their owne true Rightf uU & lawfull Possession & 
Jnheritance even for ever, with out any the lawfull lett hindrance or Molestation 
of me my Heirs &c : And to that end I have delivered all writeing & Assurance 
that I had of my ffather aforenamed into the hands of the forenamed my Brother 
Stephen Arnold together with these presents; And in wittnes of this my lawfull 
act & Deede I set to my hand & scale y^ day & yeare abovesaid. 

Signed Sealed & delivered Benedict 

in y** presence of Arnold L. S. 

William Carpenter 

Ephraim Carpenter 

This Deede or lease was made the Second day of November in Anno: Dom : 
1650. 

Be it knowne unto all men by these presents That I Benedict Arnold of Provi- 
dence, for & in Consideration of y* sum of twelve poundes that I have received 
of my Brother Stephen Arnold I have Demised Granted Made Over & sold, & by 
these presents doe Demise Grant Sell & Make over unto the said Stephen Arnold 
my Brother all my Proper Right Title and Jntrest that doe any way belong or 
appertaine unto me in that percell of Meade & vpland that I once bought of John 
Greene, The which one percell of it lieth on the North & West Sides of Pautuxett 
vineyard & on the East side of a percell of Meade & vpland which is in the vse of 
Stukley Westcot, the which percell of Meade aforesaid Conteineth about foure 
acres be it More or less & another percell of vpland that lieth on the Northeast 
side of the said vineyard betweene a percell of land that was in vse of Thomas 
Clement on the North parte & a percell of land in the hand of Richard Water- 
man on the South partly; All which percell of Meaddow & vpland with the 
fence & houseing there upon & other Thap^ tenants there unto belonging is now 
in the hand vse & occupation of the said Stephen Arnold To have & to hold all 



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& singular the said pieces or percells of land with Thap*^ tenants unto the said 
Stephen Arnold his Heirs & Assignes for ever. And I the said Benedict Arnold 
for me mine heirs & Assignes doth Covenant promise & Grant to & with the said 
Stephen Arnold his heirs & Assignes by these presents that I the said Benedict 
Arnold at the time then signeing & delivery of these presents am the true lawful! 
& proper owner of all & singular the premises before mentioned & of Every part 
& percell thereof with Thap"^ tenants, & have good Right full power & lawfuU 
Authority in my owne proper Right to Demise Grant & sell the said premises & 
Every part & percell thereof with Thap*^ tenants unto the said Stephen Arnold 
his heirs & Assignes in manner & forme aforesaid : And also that' it shall & may 
be lawf uU to & for the said Stephen Arnold his heirs & Assignes for ever peaceable 
[243] and quietly to have, hold, vse, occupie possess & Enjoy to their & every 
of their owne proper vse benefitt & behoofe the said Demised premises & Every 
part & percell thereof with Thap'^ tenants & the Jssues benefits & proffits thereof, 
likewise to have Receive & take without the lawfuU let Trouble Suite Expulsion 
Eviction molestation or Contradiction of or by me the said Benedict Arnold 
mine heirs & Assignes. Jn witnes whereof I the said Benedict Arnold have 
here unto Set my hand even the second day of November in the yeare of our 
Lord one thousand Six hundred & fifty, Even the day & yeare firet above 
written. / 

Signed & delivered Benedict Arnold. 

in y* presence of. (viz) 

William Carpenter 

The mark of William X Earle./ 

This Indenture made betweene William Hopkins of the Towne of Providence 
in the CoUonie of Rhode Jsland and Providence plantations in America or New 
England on the one party, & Stephen Arnold Senior of Pautuxett in the CoUonie 
aforesaid on the other party witnesseth ; That I the said William Hopkins have 
for & in Consideration of the sum of Seven Pounds & Tenn Shilling of Silver 
money of New England the recept whereof I the said William Hopkins Doe 
acknowledg. Therefore I have Granted Bargained & sold. And these presents 
doth declare that I doefuUy & Clearely Give Grant Alliern Enfeoff, Bargaine & 
sell unto the foresaid Stephen Arnold his heirs and Assignes for ever a certaine 
tract or percell of land containeing Sixty acres of land more or less ; & it lieth & 
is scituate somewhat Neare Loquasqussuck, very Neere George Keech his land 
that I sold him ; The first originall of Jnglish, was Robert morris, & Robert Mor- 
ris sold the said land to William man, & William Man to his son Abraham, & 
Abraham Man sold it to me ; | All | which foresaid sixty acres of land are all now 
the Proper Right, Title, & Jntrest, of the aforesaid Stephen Arnold his heirs & 

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[ 266 ] 

Assignee for Ever, to have & to hold all & singular the foresaid premises with the 
appurtenances Benefits & Privelidges therein & thereto belonging, without at any 
time the hindrance, let. Trouble Suit or Contradition of me the said William 
Hopkins My heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators or Assignes, or any other peiisoii 
or persons whatsoever, lawfully Claimeing the same, I will warrant & for ever 
defend by these presents. Alwayes provided & nevertheless if the foresaid 
William Hopkins or his heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes doe betweene 
the day of the date hereof & the first day of May which will be in y* yeare one 
thousand six hundred Eighty nine ; doe pay or Cause to be payed unto the fore- 
said Stephen Arnold his heirs Exsecutors or Administrators or Assignes or either 
of their order the full & Just sum of seven pound & Tenn shillings in silver 
money of New England & also the yearely intrest of the said seven pound after 
the rate of six pound in the hundred Annually untill the principle be allpayd & 
to pay it in the like silver money, Then shall this bargaine of sale be voyde & of 
none Effect any thing therein contained notwithstanding ; but if it be not per- 
formed according to the contents hereof, Then this deede of bargaine & sale shall 
stand firme in full force, power & vertue in the law according to the true intent 
& meaneing hereof : Jn witnes hereof I do hereunto set my hand & seale the 
first day of May in the of our Lord, one [244] one thousand six hundred Eighty 
six. Memorandum ; That the sixty acres of land above mentioned in this deede 
is bounded on the North by Tenn acres of my owne w®** lieth betweene George 
Keech & the foresaid sixty acres, & on the Northeasterly part by land of Thomas 
ffields ; & it Containes Eighty poles in breadth & one hundred & twenty in in 
length, wittnes my hand & seale the day & yeare above written ; That is, the first, 

of may 1686. 

William Hopkins. L. S. 
Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us — . 

James Blackmar 

Mary X Blackmar 

her mark 

These presents shall Testifie to all whome it may Conserne That John Greene 
junior inhabitant of the Towne of Providence in New England : Haveing by a 
deede of Gift (from his ffather John Greene Senior late inhabitant at Occupasu- 
tuxet & Pautuxet neare Providence aforesaid) full & just Right & Jntrest, unto 
all & every part of his said ffathers late Right, Possession & Jntrest, in, or about. 
Pautuxett, Either in vplands Meaddowes, marshes, or houses &c : & that 
Expressly given, & made over to the said John Greene junior by his said ffather, as 
by an instrument now Extant (under the sd John Greene junior, his said ffathers 
hand) at the writeing & signeing of these presents ; Jn which said Jnstrument 



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the said John Greene junior, his sd ffather hath given & made over unto 
John Greene aforesaid his son liveing at Providence all his Right & Jntrest in 
Pautuxett ; as well in Meadowes &c ; as aforesd ; as also in vplands & houseing,as 
all other Grounds &c, belonging in Right unto him the said John Greene senior, 
in as ample Manner as he had, or ought in Right to have, with all privelidges 
belonging to the same, & thereunto set his hand the 25'** day of September in the 
yeare (16^14) before witneses, as in the said instrument their hands are Extant. 
These presents doe therefore, & hereby further testefie; That the said John 
Greene junior, by vertue of his just Right & Jntrest, As also for & in Consid- 
eration of the just sum of Tenn pounds & three shillings sterling, according to 
our English account in hand received, hath Granted & doth hereby Give & Grant 
unto Benedict Arnold senior, Jnhabitant of the Towne of Providence aforesaid 
all his the said John Greene jun' : his Right & Jntrest in two percells or Por- 
tions of land in Right belonging successively to both the ffather & son John 
Greene aforesaid ; w** two percells are being & lieing within the bounds, & on the 
North side of Pautuxet fresh River neare Providence afore Named: Namely, the 
one percell being a share of vpland Planted or Planting Ground lieing on the 
Neck on the north side of the said Pautuxet River & ffall; it. being the 9'** share 
from the said ffall ; Containeing five acres, being layd out more or less bounding 
on the North side by a share of land belonging to James Sweete ; on the south 
side by a share belonging to Richard Waterman, & on the East side by the sea ; 
& on the west end by a percell of Ground Called y* vineyard. Alwayes provided, 
that if the said John Greene or his' ffather have gone too farr in breakeing up 
Ground on or by the said lotts south side next toward the ffall of Pautuxet, & 
that the said Benedict Arnold receive damage or loss in the planting or manure- 
ing land thereby, that then the said John Greene jun' : doth hereby bind him- 
selfe his heirs & Assignes to secure the said Benedict &c, his heirs & Assignes by 
paying the damage that the said Benedict &c : may or shall sustaine by the said 
defect : And these being the bounds & Conditions of this foresaid percell. The 
other percell is a percell of Meadow & plowed Ground which is being and lieing 
on the north side & neare the fresh River of Pautuxet with the houseing on the 
said share at present being ; The said share being bounded by a share of meadow 
of Stukley Westcotts on the west side & with a part of the fresh River aforesaid 
on the south end, & by the planting lotts on the East side, & by the Comon on 
on the North part or end ; These two aforesaid shares or percells of land & every 
part & percell hereof with all the appurtenances, Benefits or Proffits thereto per- 
ticular beloifging doth the said John Greene junior for on the Considerations 
aforesaid Grant unto the said Benedict Arnold for him his hell's & Assignes to 
have & to hold as his an Every of their owne true Right & lawfuU inheritance 
Even forever. And the said John Greene [245] doth hereby bind himselfe his 



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Heirs & Assigned to free the said Benedict his Heirs & Assignes from any & all 
other claymes or Suites of law that may arise by any other or former Grants, Bar- 
gaines or sales made or hereafter to be made by from or under him the said John 
Greene junior or by his a foresaid ffather for or about the said Demised premises. 
Alwayes provided that what Right of Comoning, or other shares of land lieing 
without the limets & foresaid bounds of the above said shares, be Excepted for 
the vse of the Said John Greene &c : And in witnes of this the said John Greene 
his true & lawfull act & deede he hath hereunto set his hand this 16^ day of July 
Ann^. (1647) 

By Me John Greene 
Signed & delivered in the presence of wittnes, Nathaniell X Dickens 

his marke 

Thomas Clemens 

This 8'*^ of September 1663 X 

This Testifieth that I John Coles being aged about 33 yeares being the Eldest 
son of the deceased Robert Coles of the towne of Warwick in the Nanhigansit 
Bay doe by these presents acknowledge myselfe fully satisfied with Respect unto 
any Portion or Estate left me by my ffather in the Province of Providence 
Plantations, And doe by these presents bind myselfe, mine Heirs Exsecutors 
Administrators or Assignes, not to Molest, hinder or Trouble William Carpenter, 
Stephen Arnold & Zachary Roades their Heirs Exsecutors Administrators or 
Assignes in the peaceable Possessing & Enjoying of any lands, meadowes Com- 
mon whatso ever that were formerly my ffathers ; Robert Coles now deceased. 
That are, or lye within the prescinckes of the Province of Providence Planta- 
tions ; And for the true performance of the premises I have hereunto set my hand 
the day & yeare above written, 1663. John Coles 

Signed & delivered 

in the presence of us 

Benjamin Smith 

Robert Coles. / X 

Be it knowne unto all persons before whome these presents Shall Come That I 
Stephen Arnold of Pautuxet in Providence, in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & 
providence plantations in New England ; have for Good and Sufficient Consider- 
ation nie moveing thereunto I have hereby ffreely Given Granted Made Good & 
passt over unto my Grand son James Dexter & his Heirs and Assignes for a cer- 
taine percell of land which I purchassed of Edward Bennet which by a deede 
under his hand, beareing date the Twenty ninth day of November. One Thousand 
Six hundred Eighty Six doth therein plainely appeare, the said land is & ought to 



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be seventy acres by the Eighteeae foote pole, & lieth northwesterly, from the 
Towne of Providence, & is bounded on all sides by the Comon, And is bounded 
on the north-East Corner with a Pine Tree Marked, & on the northwest by a 
Small black Oake marked, and on the Southeasterne Corner with a stake marked 
and [246] Stones about it : and on the South Westerne Corner with a White 
Oake marked : All which foresaid land so bounded I doe by these presents Give 
Grant Pass & make over & Confirme unto my Grandson James Dexter & his 
Heirs & Assignes for ever; with all the appurtenances Privelidges & Benefits 
therein & thereunto belonging; for himselfe & his heirs and Assignes for Ever, 
To have and to hold all the foresaid land & premises without the least hindrance 
Molestation or Jncumbrance or Trouble by vertue of any former bargaine lease 
Dowrys Thirds, or anything Else suffered or done by me my Heirs or Assignes or 
by any other person or persons Whatsoever that may lawfully Clayme any part or 
percell of the foresaid Und or premises, Jn, By, from or under me my Heirs or 
Assignes, I will Warrant & for Ever defend by these presents. Jn wittnes of 
this my Reall act & deede I doe hereunto Set my hand & scale ; This Twenty 
forth day of march one Thousand Six hundred Ninty Eight or Nine. / 

Signed Sealed & Stephen Arnold L. S. 

Confirmed before viz 
John Sheldon 
Nehemiah Sheldon 

Be it knowne unto all persons before whome these presents shall come That I 
Ephraim Carpenter jun' : Resident at Pautaxet in Providence in y! CoUoney of 
Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in New England have Granted Bargained 
Sold & past over from me my Heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes unto 
Elisha Arnold of Pautuxett in the Towne & CoUony aforesaid his Heira Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes all that my Right & Title which is one fourth or quarter 
part of a pautuxet Share of Meadow lieing & being on both sides of a little River 
that Runneth out of Mashapauge Pond ; Which Meadow my Grandfather William 
Carpenter of Pautuxett deceased bought of M"" Parker of Boston deceased, and 
my Grandfather William Carpenter in his last will gave halfe of the said meadow 
share to his son Timothy, & a quarter part of the said meadow to William Vin- 
cents wife, & a quarter part of the foresaid Meadow to me his Grandson, the 
which in my Graudffather Carpenters last will & testament doth there in plainely 
appeare ; All which my fourth part of the foresaid Share of Meadow I doe sell 
unto Elisha Arnold aforesaid for & in Consideration of five pound sterling in 
hand already Received by me Ephraim Carpenter, wherefore I doe by these 
presents Grant, Alien, Enfeoff, bargaine Sell & Confirme unto the foresaid Elisha 
Arnold his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes To have and to hold all 



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that foresaid Right of the said meadow with all the benefitts Privelidges & 
Appurtenances thereunto belonging to be for the only Proper vse & benefitt of 
the foresaid ElLsha Arnold his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for 
ever; Clearely aquitted & discharged from all Troubles, molestations, incum- 
brances, & from all true & just Claymes that any person may lay to any of the 
foresaid premises I will Warrant & for ever defend by these presents; Alwayes 
provided; & [247] it is Nevertheless agreed That if I the aforesaid Ephram 
Carpenter My Heirs Exsecutors Administrators or Assignes doe pay or Cause to 
be payed unto the foresaid Elisha Arnold his heirs Exsecutors Administrators or 
Assignes or by either of them or their Order the full & just sum of ffive pound 
in Currant Silver money in New England : & also to pay the yearely Jntrest of 
the foresaid ffive pound after the Rate of six pound in the hundred, & to pay it 
Annually in the like silver Money at the now dwelling house of the foresaid 
Elisha Arnold at Pautuxett, & the ffive pound aforesaid may be paid at or before 
the Third day of July one Thousand six hundred linty seven ; : And if it be all 
payd according to the Contents hereof ; Then this Bargaine of Sale shall be voyd 
& null & be of None Effect, anything herein Contained Not withstanding : But 
if it be not payd according to the Contents hereof, Then tliis deede of Bargaine 
& sale shall stand firme in full force Power & vertue in the Law according to the 
true intent & meaneing thereof ; Jn witnes hereof I doe hereunto set my hand & 
seale this third day of July one Thousand Six hundred ninty foure. 

Memorandun That the Word; halfe; in the 9'** line was interlined before 
signeing. / 

Signed Sealed & delivered Ephraira Carpenter 

in .the presence of us ; viz 

Silas Carpenter 

James Dexter 

Be it knowne unto all persons before whome these presents may Come, That 
I Ephraim Carpenter jun' : Jnhabitant of Pautuxet in Providence, & in the Col- 
loney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in New England, have, for & in 
Consideration of Tenn pounds in Currant Silver money of New England unto 
me in hand paid before the signeing & delivery of these presents by Elisha 
Arnold of Pautuxett in the Towne & Colloney aforesaid the Recept whereof I 
doe hereby acknowledg, I have Granted Alianated, Enfeoffed bargained & Sold, 
And by these presents for me my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators Doe firmely 
Clearely & Absolutely Grant bargaine Sell & Confirnie unto the foresaid Elisha 
Arnold & his heirs & Assignes for Ever a Certaine percell of land Containeing 
fifty acres of land lieing within the boundes of the Towne of Providence, And 
bounded on the south by Providence South line & land belonging to Stephen 



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Arnold, & on the West by Pauchasett River, And on the North by William Vin- 
cents land, & on the East as farr Eastward as will make up the full Measure of 
fifty acres of land which land I bought of my sister Susanna Arnold ; all which 
fore said land together with all & singular the libertyes Privelidges & appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging is all now in the hand & vse of theforesaid Elisha 
Arnold To have & to hold the said land to his only Proper vse & his heirs & 
Assignes for ever, And theforesaid [248] Ephraim Carpenter Doe hereby Cov- 
enant & promise the said Elisha Arnold his heii*s & Assignes, That at the enseale- 
ing of these presents I am lawfully seized of the foresaid land & premises herein 
granted & I have lawfuU Power & Right to bargaine Sell or mortgage the same 
in manner & forme as above Expressed : And that the said land & Premises by 
these presents Bargained & sold shall at all times here after be & Remaine to the 
said Elisha Arnold his Heira & Assignes, Clearely aquitted & discharged from all 
manner of former bargains Sales Gifts Grants Mortgages leases fforfitures & from 
all other Titles Troubles & demands whatsoever had made Suffered or done by 
me the said Ephraim Carpenter ; The said land together with all & singular the 
premises above granted & sold unto him the said Elisha Arnold his heirs & 
Assignes, Against me my Heirs | & | Exsecutors and all other persons lawfully 
Claymeing the same will warrant & for ever defend by these presents. Alwayes 
Provided & it is never the less agreed by & betweene the said partyes, & it is the 
true intent & Reall Meaneing hereof ; That if I the said Ephraim Carpenter or 
my Heii-s Exsecutora, Administrators or Assignes shall well & truely Pay or 
Cause to be payed unto the foresaid Elisha Arnold or his Assignes the true & just 
Sum of Tenn Pounds in Currant silver Money of New England, & also to pay 
the loane or Jntrest for the forbearance of the said Tenn Pound after the mte of 
six pound in the hundred per Annum, All which payments are all to be payd in 
the like Silver Money unto Elisha Arnold or his Assignes at his dwelling house at 
Pautuxett, Alwayes Provided not to Exceede the Twentyth day of ffebruarey 
169|: That then this present deede of bargaine & sale & every part of the sstme 
above Written shall l)e voyd & of None Effect, any thing to the Contrarey above 
Written not with standing; But if otherwise not so payd according to the Con- 
tents hereof. Then it shall Remaine in full force & vertue in the law, Jn witness of 
this my Reall act & deede I have hereunto set my hand & seale this Twenty day 
of ffebruarey 169| & in the 5'** yeare of their Majestyes Reigne William & Mary 
King & Queene of Great Britain ff ranee & Jreland &c: Memorandum. That 
the abovesaid Tenn Pound is to be all paid at or before the Twentieth day of ffeb- 
ruarey : 169g : &. the Jntrest Annually according to the Contents above written./ 

Signed Sealed & delivered Ephraim Carpenter L. S. 

in Presence of 

Silas Carpenter 

The mark S of Sai-ah Carpenter 



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Be it knowne unto all persons before whom these presents may come. That I 
Ephraim Carpenter jun' : of Pautuxet in Providence & in the CoUoney of Rhode 
Jsland & Providence Plantations in New England have for & in Consideration 
of Tenn Pounds in Currant Silver money of New England unto me in hand payd 
before the signeing & delivery of these presents, by [249] Silas Carpenter of 
Pautuxet in the Towne & CoUoney aforesaid the recept whereof I doe hereby 
acknowledge, 1 have Granted Alinated Enfeoffed bargained & sold, & by these 
presents for me my heirs, Exsecutors Administrators Doe firmely Clearely & 
Absolutely Gmnt Bargaine, Sell & Confirme unto the aforesaid Silas Carpenter & 
his Heirs & Assignes for ever, a Certaine quantety of land lieing in two pieces ; 
The first lieth & is Scituate within the bounds of the Towne of Providence con- 
taineing Twenty acres more or less ; And Bounded on the South by Providence 
South line, & by land belonging to Nathaniell Waterman ; & on the west by a 
Pond called Spectickle Pond ; & on the East by Mashapauge Pond ; & on the 
North by a fence formerly set up of Posts & Railes & land or meadow of William 
vinsents. Secondly, another Piece of land Containeing Twenty acres lieing in 
the same Towncshipp as the other percell herein above mentioned ; Jt lieing on 
the West side of the west side of the said Spectickle Pond, This said land is 
bounded on the South with the South line of Providence, & on the East with the 
said Spectickle Pond & so to Measure West & North untill the Twenty acres be 
measured out ; All the said Land My Grand father Gave me by his Will. All the 
said two percells of land together with all & Singular the libertyes, & Privelidges 
& appurtenances tliereunto belonging is all now in the hand & vse of the foresaid 
Silas Carpenter to have & to hold the said land to his Only Proper vse & his 
Heirs & Assignes for ever. And I theforesaid Ephraim Carpenter doe hereby Cov- 
enant & Promise the said Silas Carpenter his Heirs & Assignes, That at the 
Ensealeing of these presents, I am lawfully seized of the foresaid land and Prem- 
ises herein granted ; And I have full Power & Right to Bargaine, sell, or mort- 
gage the same in manner & forme as above Expressed, & that the said land & 
premises by the presents is bargained & sold, shall at all times hereafter be & 
Remaine to the said Silas Carpenter his Heirs & Assignes Clearely aquitted & 
discharged from all manner of former Bargains Sales Grants Gifts Mortgages 
Leases forlitures ; & from all other Titles Troubles & demands whatsoever, had 
Made Suffered or done by me the said Ephraim Carpenter ; The said land together 
with all & singular the premises above Granted & Sold unto him the said Silas 
Carpenter his heii-s & Assignes, Against me my heirs & Exsecutors, & all other 
Persons Lawfully Claymeing the same will Warrant and for ever defend by these 
presents : Alwayes Provided & it is Nevertheless agreed by y® & between the said 
Partyes, And it is the true intent & Reall meaneing hereof That if I the said 
Ephraim Carpenter or my Heirs Exsecutors, Administrators or Assignes shall well 



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& truely pay or Cause to be payd unto the said Silas Carpenter or his Assignes 
the true & just sura of Tenn Pounds in Currantt silver money of New England 
at or before the fourteenth day of ffebruarey which will be in the yeare one 
Thousand Six hundred ninty five or six ; And also to pay the loane, or Jntrest 
for the forbearance of the said Tenn Pounds after the rate of six in the hundred 
per Annum ; All which payments are to be all in the [250] like silver money 
payd unto Silas Carpenter or his Assignes at his dwelling house at Pautuxett ; 
Alwayes provided not to Exceede the fourteenth day of ffebruarey 1695-6. That 
then this Deede of Bargaine & Sale & Every Grant of the same above written 
shall be voyd & of None Effect, anything above Written to the Contrarey not 
withstanding: But if otherwise, notso payd according to the Contents hereof; 
Then it is & shall remaine in full force & vertue in the law. Jn wittnes of this 
my Reall act & deede I have hereunto Set my hand & Seale this Twenty day of 
ffebruarey one Thousand Six hundred ninty two-3. And in the fift yeare of 
their Majestyes Reigne of Great Brittan, ffrance & Jreland King & Queene &c. 
Memorandum The word share in the third line, & the word acres in jr* ninth 
line, & the words Towneshipp in y® twelfe line, & the word land 13 line, & the 
word yeare in the 31 line were interlined before signeing & sealeing of these 
presents 

Ephraim Carpenter L S 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

in presence of 

Elisha Arnold 

Susanna Arnold 

Be it knowne unto all men by these presents That I John ffowler now Resi- 
dent whithin the Towneshipp of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence plations ; ffor & in Consideration of ft'orty seven Pounds Tenn shil- 
lings of Good & Currant Money in hand already well & truely payd unto me by 
Nehemiah Sheldon of Pautuxet in the Towneshipp of Providence in the CoUoney 
aforesaid H : ave Aliend Sold, Demised, made & passed over from me my heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes unto the said Nehemiah Sheldon his Heirs 
Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes my non dwelling house with all my Right 
& Title in all the lands which is mine whereon the house now standeth, both 
vpland Lowlands, Meadowes ffenceings, with all the Privelidges, Proffits & Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging or appertaineing ; Jt lieing & being on the west 
side Pauchasett River within the Towneshipp of the said Providence, & is an 
Eight part of a Thirteene part of all the vndevided lands belonging to the Pro- 
prietors of Pautuxet on the west side of Pauchaset River, The which I bought of 
Joane Reape & Peleg Roades both of Pautuxet in the Towneshipp & CoUoney 

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aforesaid. All which said Demised Premises with the appurtenances thereunto 
appertaining together with my whole Right & Title therein, I say I have Aliend, 
Sold, Demised Made & passed over from me my heirs Exsecutoi's, Administrators 
& Assignes unto the said Nehemiah Sheldon, his Heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes to have & to hold the said Demised Premises & every part & percell 
thereof & to be for the only Proper vse & behoofe of the said Nehemiah Sheldon 
his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for ever, Clearely & freely Exon- 
erated Aquitted & discharged of any Right or Title in or to the Demised prem- 
ises or any part or percell hereof. And furthermore the said Nehemiah Sheldon 
his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes sliall be sufficiently saved & kept 
harmeless from any lawfull Challing Clayme or Demand whatsoever which any 
person or persons by, Through or vnder me may challing clayme or demand in or 
to the demised premises abovesaid, And in Witnes of this my Reall act an deede 
I have hereunto [261] set my hand & scale this twenty Seventh day of May in 
the 11'?* yeare of the Reigne of our Gmcious Sovereigne William the. 3*! by the 
Grace of God King of England &c : And in the yeare of our Lord one Thous- 
and Six hundred & Ninty nine 1699 

Signed Sealed & delivered John ffowler L. S. 

Benjamin Carpenter 

William Randall. / 

To all people before whome this deede of Exchange shall Come John Whipple 
of the Towne of Providence in the Narragansett Bay in New England Sendeth 
Greeteing. / Know yee That the said John Whipple for & in Consideration of 
alx)ut the quantetye of Six acres of Meaddow land lieing & being upon the west- 
erne side of the River Called Pautuckett River, & neere unto the place called 
Loquasqussuck, & adjoyneing to the southeasterne part of the said John Whipple 
his ffarme there being & lieing within the Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid, 
the which said Six acres of Meaddow land he hath Received of John Prey of the 
Towne of Providence aforesaid for him his Heii-s Exsecutors, Administrators & 
Assignes for ever ; Hath Given, Granted, Bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliend, 
Assigned, And in Exchange set over & Confirmed, And by these presents for 
him; his heira Executoi*s & Administrators Doth fully clearely and absolutely 
Give, Grant, Bargaine, Sell, Enfeoff, Alien, Assigne and in Exchange set over & 
Confirme unto the said John Prey, his Heira Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes 
for Ever a percell of land Containcing six acres, it being a part of the said John 
Whipple his ffarme lieing at or Neere unto the place called Loquasqussuck within 
the Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid, And is six acres of land measured out 
of the north part of the said ffarme, and adjoyneth to the Southerne part of the 
said John Prey his land The Said Six acres of land being part swampye & part 



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other lowland, & part more dry ground ; Jt lieing length wayes, the length farr 
Exceeding the breadth thereof ; The Norwesterne Corner being bounded with a 
heape of Stones, & from it to Range Southward to a Red oake Tree standing on 
side of a hill or Rocky place, & from it still to Range southward to a stake with 
a heape of stones about it set for a South westerne Corner ; a great white oake 
tree standing a little distance Eastward from it ; and from the said Stake & heape 
of stones & white oake tree to range Away Eastward to a heape of stones set for 
a Southeasterne Corner ; And from the said southeasterne Corner to turne & 
Range North & be westward to a heape of Stones Set for a northeasterne Corner 
bound ; The westerne Southwesteme & South Easterne parts bounding with the 
aforesaid John Whipple his said land ; with all & Singular the privelidges & 
appurtenances to the said Six acres of land belonging, and all the Estate Right 
Title Jntrest, vse. Property, possession Clayme & demand what soever of him the 
said John Whipple in or to the same or any part thereof To have and to hold the 
said Six acres of land as, aforesaid unto the said John Prey his heii'S Exsecutors 
Administrators & Assignes — [252] for ever, to the only proper vse & behoofe 
of the said John Prey his heirs Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever ; 
And that the said Jolin Prey his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes, is, 
& shall stand & be lawfully Seized to him his heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes for ever of & in the bargained Premises & in every part thereof, of a 
good. Sure, Lawfull Absolute & vndefeazeable Estate of inheritance in ffee Sim- 
ple, without any Conditions, limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or Change the 
same ; And that the premises above by these presents mentioned to be Granted 
Bargained & Exchanged, now is, & from time to time & at all times hereafter Shall 
be, Remame, and & Continue to be the proper vse & l)ehoofe of the said John 
Prey his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for ever Cleare & free & 
freely & Clearely Exonerated, aquited & discharged, or otherwise by the said John 
Whipple his heirs Exsecutors & Administrators sufficiently saved and kept harme- 
less of & from all & all manner of former & other Bargaines, Gifts, Grants, 
Leases, Assignements, Judgements, Executions, fforfitures, Seisures Joyntures, 
Dowers Power & Thirds of Rebeckah my now wife to be claimed & Challinged 
in or to the same or any part thereof; And of & from all & singular other 
charges. Titles, Troubles, Jncumbrances & demandes what soever had, made, 
done or suffered to be done by the said John Whipple, his heirs Exsecutors, 
Administrators, or any other person, or persons what soever by his or their act, 
meanes Consent or Procurement ; And against him the said John Whipple his 
heirs Exsecutora Administrators, & all & Every other person or pei-sons Lawfully 
Claymeing any Estate Right Title Jntrest Clayme or demand in or to the same or 
any part thereof from. By, or vnder him them, or any of them shall & will war- 
rant & for Ever defend by these presen|ts| Jn witnes of the premises the said John 



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Whipple doth hereunto set his hand & seale the Sixt day of March in the yeare 
one thousand sis hundred Ninty & three ; 169|. / 

Signed Sealed & delivered John Whipple L. S. 

in the presence of us — . 
Tho: Olney 
William Hopkins 

Samuell Wilkinson This 6'^ day of 

March 169f 
John Whipple appear- 
ed before me & ac- 
knowledge this 
to be his act & deede ; 
Joseph Jenckes, 
Assist'. 

[253] To all Christian people to whome this Deede of Revocation Shall 
Come, Stephen Paine of Rehoboth & Nathanill Paine of BristoU both of the 
Province of the Massachusetts in New = England, & Exsecutors to their deceased 
Grand father M' Stephen Paine of said Rehoboth, Sendeth greeteing. 

Whereas James Blackmar of the Towne of Providence in the CoUoney of 
Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in New England was formerly possessed 
of a quantetye or share of Land Scituate lieing & being in the Northerne part of 
the Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid, & at, or about a place called Westqua- 
domesett ; And whereas the said James Blackmar by an instrument under his 
hand did make over, or lay to Pawne the said quantetye or Share of land unto the 
aforesaid M"^ Stephen Paine of Rehoboth (who is now decejised) for Securitye to 
him for a Certaine sum of money which the said James Blackmar borrowed of the 
said M' Stephen Paine; But the abovesaid Stephen Paine of Rehoboth and 
Nathaniell Paine of Bristol! Exsecutors to the aforesd M*^ Stephen Paine (who is 
now deceased) haveing now made up accounts with the said James Blackmar as to 
the said land & tlie said monies so lent by the aforesaid M' Stephen Paine their 
Grandfather ; & doe find that part of the said Monies so lent was formerly by the 
said James Blackmar payd, & the remaineing of the said sum of Money (which 
was lent as aforesd) the said Stephen Paine & Nathaniell Paine, Exsecutors to 
the aforesd M' Stephen Paine (who is now deceased) doe hereby Owne & acknowl- 
edge that they have of the said James Blackmar now received, with what vse 
or Jntrest might be due, or was by them desired ; And the said Stephen Paine & 
Nathaniell Paine Exsecutors as aforesaid, Doe by these prese nts fully, Clearly, & 
Absolutely Aquitt & discharge the said James Blackmar his Heirs, Exsecutors, & 
Administrators of the said debt of the money lent as aforesaid ; So that the said 



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lands so made over, or laid to Pawne unto the said M' Stephen Paine (who is 
now deceased) is now by the said payment delivered, Set at liberty, and made a 
free Possession to the said James Blackmar his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes for Ever : But matters so falling out that the aforesaid instrument of 
makeing over the said land by the said James Blackmar, Cannot well by the said 
Stephen Paine & the said Nathaniell Paine Exsecutors to the | afore | said M' 
Stephen Paine (who is now deceased) be returned unto the said James Blackmar 
but that some inconvenieneye may happen somewayes to accrue ; Therefore Know 
Yee That wee the said Stephen Paine and Nathaniell Paine Exsecutors to our 
Grandfather the aforesd deceased M' Stephen Paine for the Consideration of the 
abovesd lone Money being now in Currant Silver Money fully discharged & Paid 
by the aforesaid James Blackmar; Have Remised, Released, And by these presents 
for us our heirs Exsecutors & Administrators, & Every of us our heirs Exsecutors 
& Administrators Doe Remise, Release, & altogether for ever quitt clame unto 
the said James Blackmar of the aforesaid Towne of Providence in his full & 
peaceable Possession & Seisin being, & to the Heirs & Assignes of the said 
James Blackmar; All the Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Possession, Revir- 
sion, Claime, & demand whatsoever which wee the said Stephen Paine & Nathan- 
iell Paine Ever had, have, or which hereafter wee or our heirs can or may claime 
to have (by vertue of our being Exsecutors to our | sd | deceased Grandfather 
theaforesaid M' Stephen Paine) in all the aforesd Part, quantetye, or share of 
landes which belonged unto the said James Blackmar in the northerne part of the 
aforesd Providence Towneshipp, at or about the place called Westquadomesett, 
To, of, & in all the said lands with the appurtenances ; So that [254] Neither 
wee the said Stephen Paine & Nathaniell Paine, nor our heirs Exsecutors nor 
Administrators, any Right, Estate, Title, Jntrest, vse, Possession, Reversion, 
Ciayme & demand to, of, or in the premises, or any part thereof at any time here- 
after can, or may challinge, claime, or Require ; But of & from all action of 
Right, Estate, Title, Jntrest, & demand thereunto, or to any part thereof to be 
had ; wee the said Stephen Paine and, Nathaniell Paine, our heirs Exsecutors, & 
Administrators be altogether barred, & for ever Excluded by these presents ; Jn 
Wittnes of the premises wee the said Stephen Paine & Nathaniell Paine doe 
hereunto set our hands & scales the twenty & Ninth day of Januarey in the 
yeare one Thousand Seven hundred. Stephen Paine L. S. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered NathV Paine L. S. 

in the presence of us 

Thos: Olney sen^ 

James Olney. / 

The aforesd Stephen Paine & Nathaniell Paine Exsecutoi*s as aforesd ; per- 
sonally appeared before me Joseph Williams Assistant, & did acknowledge the 



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above written instrument to be their act & deede, this twenty & ninth day of 

Januarey 1700 : — 

after Signeing & Sealeing, Joseph Williams Assistant. / 

Know all Men by these presents, That I John Sayles of Providence in the 
CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations, for & in Consideration of 
full satisfaction by me already received from my loveing vnkle M' Joseph Williams 
of Providence in the CoUoney aforesaid have Made and passed over from me my 
Heirs & Assignes unto the aforesaid Joseph Williams his heirs & Assignes a per- 
cell of Boggey Meaddow at a place Called Many Holes in the bounds of Pau- 
tuxett in the Towneshipp of Providence in the CoUoney aforesaid, & is about 
halfe a Mile Nor(th|west from the house of John Sheldon of Pautuxett aforesd, & 
is adjoyneing to ray Meaddow on the north, & bounded on the northwest with the 
End of a Ditch which -is by a Causseway that leadeth unto m v. foresaid Meaddow, 
& from thence to a poynt of vpland to a white oake tree Standing South East 
from the said Ditch, Also bounding on the East & South with the land of Ben- 
jamin Carpenter & Silas Carpenter, & on the West With the land of M' Stephen 
Arnold ; The which said Meaddow I the aforesaid John Sayles, by this act & 
Deede have freely made & past it over from me my heiw Exsecu — Administra- 
tor & Assignes unto the aforesaid Joseph Williams his heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes To have and to hold the said Meaddow & to be for the only 
proper vse & behoofe of the said [255] Joseph Williams his Exsecutors Admin- 
istrate Heirs & Assignes for Ever, Clearely & freely Exonerated aquitted & dis- 
charged And otherwise by me the said John Sailes my heirs Exsecutors Adminis- 
trators & Assignes, the said Joseph williams his Heire Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes shall be sufficiently saved & kept harmeless from any lawfuU Chal- 
ling elaime or demand which I the said John sailes, or any other person or per- 
sons that shall by through or in name or vnder me lay Claime Challinge or 
demand to the foresaid Meadow or any part thereof. And in wittnes of this my 
Reall act & deede I have set my hand & scale the Sixth day of October in the 
yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred & Ninty Seven. / 

John Sailes L. S. 
Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us 

Timothy Carpenter 

Peleg Rhoades 

Thomas Olney 

Be it knowne unto all people by these presents ; That I Joseph Williams of 
the Towne of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Planta- 
tions in the Narraganset Bay in New England, flfor & in Consideration of the sum of 
Seventy Poundes of Current Silver Money, As also a valuable Consideration of 



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other Current pay of this CoUoney together with the said Seventy Poundes in 
silver money, in hand already well & truely paid unto me by John Sayles inhab- 
itant of the Towne & CoUoney aforesaid ; The recept of all which I the said 
Joseph Williams doe owne & acknowledg, & therewith to be fully Satisfied Con- 
tented & paid ; And doe hereby aquit & discharge the Said John Sailes, his Heirs, 
Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes of the same & Every part thereof, Have 
given, Granted, Bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed Aliend, Assigned, Set over & Con- 
firmed, And by these presents for me my heirs Exsecutors & Administrators, 
Doe fully Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant Bargaine Sell, Enfeoff; Alien, 
Assigne, set over and Confirme unto the said John Sayles to him, his heirs Exsec- 
utors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, a Messuage, ffarme or Persell of land 
Containeing by Estemation, Two hundred & Tenn acres of land (be it more or 
less) it being laid out by the Eighteene foote pole, with all the woody Groundes 
Soyles, Coppesses, Springs, brookes. Waterings, Trees, Stones, Quarries, & all 
other Comodityes therein Contained ; The which said Percell of land is Scitu- 
ate lieiug & being in the Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid, & about Seven 
or Eight miles Norwestward from the salt water Harbour in said Providence 
Towne ; And is Bounded on the Norwesterne part with the Comon land, & 
on the Easterne part with the Comon land ; The norwesterne Corner of said land 
being bounded with a white cake Tree marked, & stones laid about the Roote, 
And the northeasterne Cornner with a white oake Tree marked & Stones laid 
about the Roote: The South Easterne Cornner with a Rock with Stones laid 
upon it ; And on the South westerne Cornner with a Chessnut tree Marked & 
Stones laid about the Roote thereof ; And from the said Chessnut Tree to Range 
South Eastward about forty Poles to a Red oake Tree marked & Stones about it 
laid, and from the said Red oake to Range Eastward about Twenty poles to a 
black Oake Tree Marked with Stones about it laid, & then to tume & Range 
Northward to a heape of Stones, & from the said heape of Stones to Range to the 
aforesaid Rock with Stones laid on it. with [256] With all & singular & appur- 
tenances to the said Two hundred & Tenn acres of land belonging. And all the 
Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse Property, Pessession Clayme & demand of me 
the said Joseph Williams in or to the same or any Part thereof To have and to 
hold the said Two hundred & Ten acres of land as aforesaid unto the said John 
Sayles, his heirs, Evecutors, Administrators, & Assignes for ever. To the only 
Proper vse & behoofe of the said John Sayles his heirs Executors, Administrators 
& Assignes for Ever. And the said Joseph Williams, for him selfe, his heirs, 
Exsecutoi-s, & Administrators, & for for Every of them, doth Covenant, Promise 
& Grant to & with the said John Sayles his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & 
Assignes, and, to & with Every of them by these presents, in manner and forme 
as ffoUoweth ; That is to say ; That | he | the said Joseph Williams at the time of 
the sealeing & delivery hereof is the true & Rightfull owner of the above bargained 



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premises, And that he hath full Power, Good Right, True Title, & lawfuU 
authoritye to Grant, Bargainjej sell & Confirme the above bargained Premises, & 
Every part thereof unto the said John Sailes, his heirs, Exsecutors, Administra- 
tors & Assignes in manner & forme as aforesaid. And that the said John Sayles 
his heirs Executors, Administrators, & Assignes from the day o f the date hereof 
& so thence forward for Ever, by force & vertue of these presents, shall stand & 
be lawfully seized to him, & Every of them of, & in the bargained Premises, & of 
& in Every part thereof ; of a good, Sure, lawfull. Absolute, & vndefeazeable 
Estate of Jnheritance, in ffee simple, without any Conditions, limitation, vse, or 
other thing to alter or change the same; And that the premises above by these 
presents, mentioned to be Granted Bargained & sold, & Every part thereof, now 
from the day of the date hereof, & from time to time, & at all times hereafter 
for ever, shall be, Remaine, & Continue to be, the Proper vse & behoofe of the 
said John Sailes his heirs, Exsecutoi's, Administrators & Assignes, Cleare & free, 
& freely & Clearely Exonerated, Aquitted, & discharged, or otherwise by me the 
said Joseph Williams my heirs Executors & Adm inistrators sufficiently saved & 
kept harmeless of & from all, & all manner of other Bargaines, Sales, Gifts, 
Grants, Leases, Assignements judgements. Executions, fPorfitures Seisures, 
Joynters, Doweryes, Power & Thirds of Liddea my now wife to be claymed & 
Challinged to the same, or any part thereof ; And of & from all & singular other 
Charges, Titles Troubles, Jncumbrances & demandes whatsoever, had made, done 
or suffered to be done by me the said Joseph Williams, my heirs. Executors, 
Administrators, or any other person or persons whatsoever by my or their act, 
meanes, Consent or procurement ; And against me the said Joseph Williams my 
heii-s, Executors, Administrators, & all & Every other person or persons what- 
soever, in, or to the same or any part thereof lawfully Claymeing any Estate, 
from, By, or under me, them, or any of them shall & will warrant, & for Ever 
defend by these presents; Jn Witnes of the Premises, I the said Joseph Williams 
doe here unto set m}'^ hand & scale, the Twenty and Seventh day of Januarey in 
the yeare one Thousand Six hundred ninty nine, or seven hundred/ 
Signed, Sealed and 
delivered in the presence 
of us, Timothy Carpenter 

Peleg Rhoades Memorandum, The word 

Thomas Olney jun^ [seventy] interlined betweene 

the second & third lines ; And 
the word [seventy] interlined 
betweene the third & fourth lines, 
was done before signeing & 
sealeing of these presents ; — 

Joseph Williams L. S. 



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[267] To all Chiistian People before whome this Deede of sale shall Come 
Jsaac Hearnden of the Towne of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence Plantations in the Narragansett Bay in New England (weaver) Send- 
eth Greeting. Know Yee, that the said Jsaac Hearnden, ffor & in Consideration 
of Twenty & Six Poundes in silver money in hand already well & truely paid unto 
him by Samuell Wilkeson of the Towne of Providence aforesaid the recept whereof, 
the said Jsaac Hearnden doth owne & acknowledge & there with to be fully 
satisfied Contented & Payd ; And doth hereby fully & Clearely aquitt & dis- 
charge the said Samuell Wilkeson his heirs, Executors & Administrators of the 
same. Hath Given, Granted, Bargained Sold, Aliend Enfeoffed, Assigned Set 
over & Confirmed ; And by these presents for him his heirs Executors & Admin- 
istrators, doth fully Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant Bargaine sell. Alien 
Enfeoff Assigne, set over & Confirme unto the said Samuell Wilkeson his heirs 
Evsecutors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, a Percell of land Containeing 
by Estemation ffifty acres (be it more or less) As also a dwelling house standing 
upon the said land ; The which said ffity acres of land, is part of Seventy acres 
of land which the said Jsaac Heamton bought of Rebeckah Whipple of said 
Providence; And is Scituate lieing & being within the Towneshipp of Provi- 
dence aforesaid ; and about Eight Miles distant Northward from the salt water or 
Harbour in said Providence Towne ; & lieing on the southerne side of the Brooke 
Called Wesquadomesett Brooke, & neere to Pautuckett River : Bounding on the 
Easteme part, partly with the land of Edward Jnman junT and partly with the 
Comon : on the northerne and Norwesteme parts with the Comon, & on the west- 
erne, & on the southerne parts with the Comon, the southeasterne Cornner being 
bounded with a white oake Tree haveing Stones laid about the Roote thereof, & 
from it to Range Northward to a Walnutt Tree with stones laid about the Roote 
of it ; Which is a northeasterne (corner ; and from it to Range South westward to 
a Stone being pretty long. Sett an end into the ground, haveing some Stones laid 
about it, the which is a Northerne Corner, and from it to range Westward to a 
white oake tree haveing Stones laid about the Roote thereof, which is a norwest- 
eme Cornner, & from it to Range Southward, to a Rock which is the Southwest- 
erne Corner of the said land ; with all & Singular the Privelidges & appurte- 
nances to the said house & said ffifty acres of land belonging. And all the Estate 
Right Title, Jntrest, vse, Property, Possession, Clayme and demand whatsoever 
of him the said Jsaac Hearnden in or to the same or any Part thereof. To have & 
to hold the said house, & said ffifty acres of land as aforesaid unto the said Sam- 
uell Wilkeson, his heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes for ever to the 
only Proper vse & behoofe of the said Samuell Wilkeson, his heirs, Executors, 
Administrators & Assignes for ever, [258] And that the said Samuell Wilkeson 
his heirs Executors Administrators & Assignes, by force & vertue of these Presents, 

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shall stand & be lawfully seized to him his heirs Exsecutors Administrators 
& Assignes of, & in the bargained Premises, & of & in Every part thereof, of a 
good Sure lawful! Absolute & yndefeazeable Estate of inheritance, in ffee Simple, 
without any Conditions limitations vse or other thing to alter or Change the 
the same ; And that the Premises above by these presents Mentioned to be 
Granted bargained & Sold, from the day of the date hereof and henceforward 
for Ever, sh^ be Remaine & Continue to be the Proper vse and behoofe of the 
said Samuell Wilkeson his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes for Ever 
Cleare & ffree, & freely & Clearely Exonerated Aquitted & discharged of & from 
all & all manner of former & other bargains Sales, Gifts, Grants Leases, Assigne- 
ments mortgages judgements Seisures, Executions, fforfitures, Power & Thirds, 
of Sarah the now wife of the said Jsaac Hearnden, or other wise by the said Jsaac 
Heamden his Heirs Executors & Administrators Sufficiently saved & kept harme- 
less from the same ; As also of & from all & Singular other charges Titles, Jncum- 
brances & demandes whatsoever, had made done, or Suffered to be done, by him 
the said Jsaac Heamden, or of, or by any other Person whatso Ever by his act 
meanes Consent or Procurement; And against him the said Jsaac Hearnton, his 
heirs, Executors, & Administrators & all & Every other person, or Persons what- 
soever lawfully Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Claime or demand 
what so Ever, in, or to the same, or any part thereof. By, Through or under him, 
them, or any of them, shall & will warrant, & for Ever defend by these presents, 
Jn witnes of the Premises the said Jsaac Hearnden doth hereunto set his hand & 
seale, the one and thirtyeth day of March in the yeare one thousand Six hundred 
ninty & Six. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered The marke of 

in the presence of us. — . X Jaac Jsaac Hearnden L. S. 

Tho: Olney 

James Blackmar 

Epenetus Olney. 

The above named Jsaac Hearn- 
den the 31 of March 1696. 
personally appeared before 
me & acknowledged this 
Jnstrument to be his act 
& deede 

Joseph Williams, Justice, 
Recorded ^ me Tho : Olney Towne 

Clerk 

[259] Know all men by these presents. That I Mary Strange of Portsmouth, 
(widdow) late wife of Lott Strange, (deceased,) Of the CoUony of Rhode 



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Jsland & Providence Plantations, Knowe Y* that I tlie sd Strange, for & in Con- 
sidemtion of y® sum of fforty Poundes of Currant Money of New England to me 
in hand Paid before the signeing and sealeing of these presents, wherewith I 
owne my selfe fully satisfied Contented & Paid, & have by these pi*esents Bar- 
gained, Sold & Confirmed And by these presents for .me, my heirs. Executors, & 
Administrators, & Assignes Doe fully & Absolutely Give Grant bargauie sell & 
Confirme unto Joseph Williams of y* Towne of Providence in y^ CoUoney afore- 
said in New England (yeoman) Two hundred acres of upland, which my 
deceased husband Lott Strange bought of Ephraim Carpenter in partnershipp 
with Stephen Corn well, (be it more or less,) And also Twelve acres & halfe of 
J^ow land & Meaddow which my husband bought of Ephraim Carpenter | for- 
merly I of Providence in y* CoUoney aforesaid in Partnershipp with Stephen 
Corn well; The whole tract of vpland as y* said Stephen Corn well & Lott 
Strange bought of Ephraim Carpenter was foure hundred acres (more or less) 
lieing at Rockey Hill in the Towneshipp of Providence; Bounded to y* 
East with Mashapauge Pond, & to y* West upon Pauchaset River, on y* 
south of y* land of William vinsent; With two thirds of all Rights & Prop- 
ertyes thereunto belonging ; And all | sd | y* meaddow & low land as above 
Exprest lieth upon Pauchassett River, & partly upon Pautuxett River as it 
is Exprest in Ephraim Carpenters deede of sale to Lott Strange & Steven 
Comwell, Dated 2* of July 1687. And all the | lands & | meaddow & low land 
I according | as it is above | Exprest ; | And all is now in y® Possession of Joseph 
Williams upon signeing & sealeing of this Jnstruement, to him his heirs 
and Executors, Administrators & Assignes for Ever, without any Molestation 
from me or any of mine, or any By, Through or under me, or by my procurement 
at any time ; But y® said Joseph Williams his heirs shall have quiet Possession of 
y* said lands & Meaddowes with free Egress & Regress to y® said lands & Mead- 
owes without any in Conveniencye, or hindrance or Molestation, but shall peace- 
ably & quietly injoy y* same from me or any of mine for Ever ; Wittnes my hand 
& Seale this 20*»» of September 1699. / 

Signed & Sealed in y* The mark of X Mary 

presence of us, & delivered Strange L. S. 

Job Briggs 

The mark of C Daniell Willcock 

The mark of X Enock Briggs. 
Recorded 1^ me Tho : Olney 

Towne Clerk, / 

[260] Whereas Certaine lands Called the lands of Pautuxett lieing in 
the Towne8hi])p of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence 



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part in my owne Right; And that the said Nathaniell Waterman, Thomas flSeld, 
Joseph Williams, Jeremiah lihoades, Peieg Rhoades, & Howlong Harris, & 
every of them, have the same Power in them selves for disposition of Each of 
their owne parts ; Jn Wittnes of the Premisses I dee hereunto set my hand & 
seale. / 

Dated Aprill y* 25^^ 1683. • William Carpenter L. S. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered 
in the presence of us — 

John Sheldon Memorandum, the 

William Randall words [of good will] 

Timothy Sheldon. interlined betweene 

the seventh & Eight 
lines, was done before 
these presence were 
signed & sealed 

To all Christian People to whome this Deede of sale shall Come Samuell 
Williams of the Towne of Salem, in the County of Essex, in y* Province of y* 
Masachusett Bay, in New England, in America (marriner) sendeth greeting; 
Know yee. That the sd Samuell Williams, for & in Consideration of the sum of 
Twelve Poundes Currant Money of New England in hand already before the 
signeing & sealeing here of well & truely paid unto him by John Whipple of the 
Towne of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations 
in the Narraganset Bay in New England (Jnkeeper,) the recept whereof he 
doth owne & acknowledge, & therewith to be fully satisfied. Contented & paid, & 
doth hereby aquitt & discharge the said John Whipple, his heirs. Executors, 
Administrators & Assignes of the same; Hath Given Granted, Bargained, Sold 
Enfeoffed, Aliend, Assigned Set over & Confirmed, & by these presents for him, 
his heirs Executors & Administrators, doth fully Clearely, & Absolutely Give, 
Grant, Bargaine, Sell, Enfeofe, Alien, Assigne Set over & Confirrae unto the said 
John Whipple, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes for ever, all the 
Right of lands lieing & being within the Towneshipp of the Towne of Provi- 
dence aforesd, the which formerly belonged unto one M' Joshua Verin, (who 
formerly was an Jnhabetant in sd Providence, & one of the number of their Pur- 
chassers,) Excepting only the house lott or home share of land lieing in sd Provi- 
dence Towne containeing about five acres, & one share of meaddow, the which 
is Salt Marsh Containeing by Estemation three acres lieing upon the south side of 
the River called Wanasquatuckett, the which formerly did belong unto the said 
Joshua Verin ; All other the lands in sd Providence Towneshipp which doe apper- 
taine or belong unto the Right of the sd Joshua Verin, be it More or less, be it 



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lands already laid out, or devided, or yet undevided, both vplands, raeaddowes, 
lowlands, woods, Groves, Coppses, in the place, & with the bounds where they 
are laid out & doe lie, or what may yet Remaine in said Right to be laid out 
within sd Providence Towneshipp, together With all the Right in Comon belong- 
ing to sd verin in his Right within sd Towneshipp, with all, : & every their 
appurtenances, vses, benefits Privelidges, ProfBtts & Comodityes, to be unto the 
sd John Whipple his .heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes as aforesd ; 
The which sd lands, all was made to be the Right & Title of y® sd Samuell Wil- 
liams by deede of Gift from the said Joshua verin ; With all & singular the 
Privelidges & appurtenances to the sd lands belonging; And all the Estate, 
Right Title, Jntrest, vse. Property, Possession, Claime & Demand Whatsoever, 
of him the said Samuell Williams in or to the same or any Part or Percell 
thereof. To have & to hold the sd Right of lands & Comons as aforesd unto the 
said John Whipple, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes for ever, to 
the only Proper vse & behoofe of the sd John Whipple his heirs, Executors, 
Administrators & Assignes for ever ; And the said Samuell Williams for himselfe, 
his heirs. Executors & Administrators Doth Covenant Promise & Grant, & for 
every of them, to and with the said John Whipple, his heirs. Executors, Adminis- 
trators, & Assignes, & to & with every of them by these presents in manner & 
forme as ffolloweth. That is to say, That he the sd Samuell Williams, at the time 
of the sealeiag & delivery hereof is the true & RightfuU owner of the above- 
bargained premises, & that he hath full Power, good Right, true Title, to Grant, 
Bargaine, sell & Confirme the abovebargained premises & every part & percell 
thereof unto the said John Whipple his heirs Executors, Administrators & 
Assignes in Manner & forme as aforesd ; And that the said John Whipple, his 
heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes by force & vertue of these presents, 
is, & shall stand & be lawfully seized to him his heirs, Executors, Administrators 
& Assignes, of & in the Bargained premises, & of, & in every part & percell 
thereof, of a good sure, LawfuU, Absolute, and vndefeazeable Estate of Jnher- 
itance in ffee Simple without any Conditions, Limitation, vse, or other thing to 
Alter or Change the same ; And that the premises above by these presents Men- 
tioned to be Granted Bargained & Sold & every part & percell thereof, on the day 
of the date hereof, & from time to time, & at all times hereafter forever, shall be 
Remaine, & Continue to be the Proper vse & behoofe of the sd John Whipple 
his heirs Executors Administrators & Assignes for ever, Cleare & free, & freely & 
Clearely Exonerated, Aquitted & discharged or otherwise by the sd Samuell 
Williams, his heirs Executoi-s & Administrators, sufficiently saved, & kept harme- 
less of & from all, & all Manner of former & other Bargaines, Sales, Gifts, 
Grants, Leases, Assignements, Judgements, Executions, flforfittures, Seizures, 
Joyntures, Dowries, Power & Thirds of Margeret his Now Wife to be Claimed & 



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Challenged in or to the same or any part there of ; And of & from all & singular 
other charges Titles, Troubles, Jncumbrances & Demands whatsoever, had. Made, 
done, or suffered to be done by the sd Samuell Williams, his heirs. Executors, 
Administrators, or any other person or persons whatsoever by his or their act 
Meanes Consent or Procurement, ; : And against him the Samuell Williams, his 
heirs Exsecutors, Administrators, & all, & every other Person or Persons what- 
soever Lawfully Claimeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest Claime or Demand in 
or to the same, or any part there of, from, by, or vader him, them, or any of them, 
shall, & will Warrant, and for ever defend by these presents : And lastly, the said 
Samuell Williams for himselfe, his heirs. Executors, & Administrators doth Cov- 
enant & promise to & with the sd John Whipple his heirs Executors Administra- 
tors & Assignes, speedely to deliver up in to their hands, all the deeds, Escripts, 
& minuments which may be, or are in the hands or Costody of the sd Samuell 
Williams, the which doe Conceme, or Relate to the demised lands ; or if out of 
his hands, the which may by him be had & Conveniently obtained ; And that 
they shall & May for ever from after the day of the date hereof quietly & peace- 
ably have hold, vse, occupye. Possess, & Enjoy the Bargained premises, with the 
Proffits, Privelidges, & appurtenances thereof & thereunto belonging, to his & 
their owne Proper vse & behoofe, without the Lett, Suite, Trouble, Molestation, 
Deniall Contradiction, Eviction, Ejection, or disturbance by the sd Samuel, his 
heirs, Executors, Administrators, or any other Person, or Persons, Lawfully 
Claymeing any Estate, Right, Title, claime or Demand, in, or to the same or any 
part thereof, from. By, or under him, them, or any of them ; Jn Wittness of the 
premises the sd Samuell Williams hath here unto set his hand & seale this seven- 
teenth day of may Ano Domini 1704. 

Sam": WilUams L. S. 
Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us 

William Dudley 

Andrew Mac - Carter The above subscriber Samuell 

Williams personally appeared 

at Kenillworth this IV^ day of 

May 1704, & acknowledged the 

above written to be his free 

act & Deede, Before me Henry 

Crane justice: 
Recorded May the 25,^*» 1704, 

^ Me Tho : Olney Towne Clerke. / 

[262] To all people to whome this Deede of sale shall come, Zachariah Math- 
uson of the Towne of Providence in the Colloney Rhode Jsland & Providence 



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Plantations in the Nanugansett Bay in New England in America, Sendeth 
greeteing. Know Yee; That the said Zachariah Mathewson (Husbandman) ffor 
& in Consideration of the sum of Twenty Poundes silver Currant Money in hand 
already unto him paid by Capt° Thomas ffenner of the aforesd Towne of Provi- 
dence, the recept Whereof the said Zachariah Mathewson doth owne & acknowl- 
edge, and there with to be fully Satisfied, Contented, & Paid; And doth hereby 
aquit & discharge the sd Thomas ffenner, his heirs. Executors, Administrators & 
Assignes of the same, & Every part thereof ; Hath Given, Granted, Bargained, 
Sold ; Enfeoffed ; Aliend Asigned, set over & Confirmed ; And by these presents 
for him, his Heirs, Executors and Administrators Doth fully Clearely & Abso- 
lutely, Give, Grant, Bargaine, Sell, Enfeof, Alien Assigne, Set over, & Confirme 
unto the said Thomas ffenner, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, & Assignes 
for ever, the one halfe of that Salt Cove lieing & being in Said Providence Towne- 
shipp with in that Tract of land Called the Neck ; the which is Called the Round 
Cove ; Jt being a piece of Ground which beareth a sort of salt Grass which is 
Called Thatch ; and Each Tide the said Cove is flowed with the salt water ; & 
lieth adjoyneing to the North side of the Salt Water River Called Pautuckett 
River (Alias) Seaconke River ; & just by on the Westerne part of Providence 
fferrey ; The which Demised halfe of the sd Cove, is the Westerne part or more 
south Westerne ; The southeasterne Cornner bound is a stake drove into the 
Ground on the Easterne side of the Mouth of the said Cove, & from the sd stake 
to Range a way Nor Westward to the stumpe of a White oake tree standing on the 
vpland, on the other side of the Cove ; & so in a line drawne from the sd stake to 
the sd stumpe to be the devideing bound betweene the one part of the said Cove 
from the other ; The said Westerne Part of the sd Cove, bounding on the south- 
erne part; partly with the aforesd Pautucket River, (Alias) Seaconke River, & 
partly with the vpland; on the south Westerne, Westerne, and Norwesterne parts 
with the vpland ; & on the Northeasterne & Easterne parts with the other part, 
or halfe of the said Cove; As to the quantetye of the said Demised halfe of the 
sd Cove, it is vncertaine, it not yet haveing been Measured, but by Estemation 
may be about three acres, (be it More or less) With all & singular the Priveliges 
& Apurtenances to the sd Demised halfe of the sd Cove belonging ; And all the 
Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Property, Possession, Claime & Demand what- 
soever of him the said Zachariah Mathewson in or to the same, or any part 
thereof to have & to hold the said Demised halfe of the said salt Cove as aforesd 
unto the sd Thomas ffenner his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, & Assignes for 
Ever; to the only Proper vse & behoofe of the said Thomas ffenner his heirs 
Executors, Administrators & Assignes forever ; And the said Zachariah Mathew- 
son for him selfe, his Heirs Executors, & Administrators, & for Every of them, 
Poth Covenant, Promise & Grant, to & with the said Thomas ffenner liis Heirs, 

3(i 



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Executors, Administrators & Assignes, & to & With eveiy of them by these pres- 
ents, in Manner & forme as foUoweth ; that is to say ; That he the said Zachariah 
Mathewson at the time of the sealeing & delivery hereof, is the true & Rightful! 
owner of the above bargained Premises, and that hee hath full Power, good Right, 
True Title, & lawfull Authoritye to Grant Bargaine, Sell, & Confirme the above 
bargained premises & Every Part thereof unto the said Thomas ffenner, his 
Heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes in Manner & forme as aforesd ; 
And that the sd Thomas ffenner, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, & 
Assignes by force & vertue of these presents, now upon the delivery hereof is, & 
shall stand & be lawfully seized to him his Heirs, Executors, Administrators & 
Assignes of & in the Bargained premises, & of & in every part thereof of a good, 
sure, Lawfull, Absolute, & vndefeazeable Estate of inheritance in ffee simple, 
without any Conditions, Limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or Change the 
same; And that the premises above by these presents Mentioned to be Granted, 
Bargained & Sold & every part there of upon the sealeing & delivery of these 
presents | is | , & from time to time & at all times hereafter for ever shall be, 
Remaine & Continue to be the Proper vse & behoofe of the said Thomas ffenner, 
hia Heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes for ever, Cleare & ffree, & 
freely & Clearely Exonerated, Aquitted & discharged, or otherwise by the said 
Zachariah Mathewson his Heirs, Executors, & Administrators, sufficiently saved 
& kept harmeless, of, and from all & all Manner of former & other Bargaines, 
Sales, Gifts, Gmnter, Leases, Assignements, Judgements, Executions fforfittures. 
Seizures, Joyntures, Dowries, Power & Thirds of Sarah his Now wife to be 
claimed & Challinged in or to the same or any part thereof; And of & from all & 
singular other Charges, Titles, Troubles Jncumbrances & demands Whatsoever, 
had, Made, Done, or suffered to be done by him the sd Zachariah Mathewson, his, 
Heira, Executoi"s, Administrators, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever, by 
his or their act, Meanes Consent or Procurement; And against him the said 
Zachariah Mathewson his Heirs Executors, Administratora, & all & every other 
Person or Persons Whatsoever; Lawfully Claimeing any Estate Right, Title, 
Jntrest, Claime or Demand in or to the same, or any part there of, from. By, or 
vnder him them, or any of them, shall & Will Warrant, & for ever defend by 
these presents ; Jn Wittnes of the premises, the said Zachariah Mathewson hath 
here unto set his hand & Scale the Twelfe day of June, Anno q* Domini, one 
Thousand, seven hundred & foure./ 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the Presence of vs — 

Tho: Olney Sen": 

William Tirpin./ 



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Recorded June y* 13*^ 1704. f me 
Tho : Olney Towne Clerk. / 



Memomndum, before these 
presents were Signed & Sealed, 
the words [his heirs, Executors 
and Administrators] betweene 
the forty & six, and flforty 
seventh lines ; were interlined ; / 
Zachariah Mathewson:/ L S. 



To all Christian People to whome this Deede of sale shall Come Joseph Whip- 
ple of y* Towne of Providence, in y* CoUony of Rhode Jsland & Providence 
Plantations in y® Narraganset Bay in New England, (Merchant) Sendeth greete- 
ing ; Know Yee ; That the said Joseph Whipple, for & in Consideration of the 
sum of seven Pounds silver Current Money in hand already Well & truely Paid 
unto him by John Mawrey inhabetant of y* Towne of Providence aforesd (Hus- 
band Man,) & son of the deceased John Mawrey The Recept whereof the said 
Joseph Whipple doth owne & acknowledge, & therewith to be fully Satisfied 
Contented & Paid ; And doth hereby aquitt & Discharge the said John Mawrey, 
his Heirs Executors Administrators & Assignes of the same & every Part thereof. 
Hath Given, Granted, Bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed, Alieud, Assigned, Set over & 
Confirmed & by these presents for him, his heirs Executors & Administrators 
Doth fully Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant, Bargaine, Sell, Enfeoff, Alien, 
Assigne, set over & Confirme unto the said John Mawrey his heirs Executors, 
Administrators & Assignes for ever a Percell of land Containeing by Esteemation 
Thirty acres beareing Measure by y* Eighteene foote (be y* same More or less) 
And is scituate lieing & being within the Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid, & 
a little way Eastward from the hill Called Wesquadomeset hill ; The length Wayes 
of said land being northward & southward, being part upland & part swampy 
land. And is bounded on the Norwesterne Corner with a Walnut tree Marked, & 
from y® sd Walnut tree to range about South to a Stake With a heape of Stones 
about it, & from the said Stake & heape of stones to turne a little & Range away 
Southeastward to a Maple tree Marked for a South Westeme Cornner bound, & 
from the Said Maple tree to turne & Range away Eastward to a Chestnut tree 
Marked for a Southeasterne Corner bound, & from it to turne & Range North- 
ward to a black oake tree Marked for a Northeasterne Cornner bound, & from the 
said black oake tree to turne & Range away Westward, or a little Northward 
[263] fiom the west to the first Mentioned Walnut tree ; The which sd Walnut 
tree & the said heape of stones & stake in it are about twenty poles Each from 
the other ; Eixdi part of the said Thirty acres of land is bounded with y" Comon 



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land ; With all & Singular the Privelidges & Appui-tenances to y® sd Thirty 
acres of land belonging, & all y* Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, vse, Property, Pos- 
session, Claime & Demand what soever of him y" sd Joseph Whipple, in, or to 
y* same, or any part thereof To have and to hold the sd Thirty Acres of land as 
aforesd unto y" sd Joseph Mawrey his heirs Executors, Administrators, & Assignes 
for ever, to y* only Proper vse & behoofe of y* sd John Mawrey, his Heirs, 
Executors, Administrators, & Assignes for ever ; And the sd Joseph Whipple for 
himselfe, his Heirs, Executoi-s & Administrators, & for every of them, doth Cov- 
enant Promise, & Grant, to, & with y* sd John Mawrey, his heirs, Executors, 
Administrators & Assignes, & to & with every of them by these presents, in 
Manner. & forme'as followeth ; that is to say, That he the said Joseph Whipple, 
at the time of the sealeing & delivery hereof, is the true & Right full owner of 
the above Bargained Premises, & that he hath full Power, good Right, true Title, 
and lawfuU Authoritye to Grant Bargaine, Sell & Confirme the above Bargained 
Premises & every Part thereof unto y* sd John Mawrey his heirs Executors 
Administrators & Assignes in manner & forme as aforesd ; And that the sd John 
Mawrey his Heirs Executors Administrators & Assignes by force & vertue of 
these presents is, & shall stand & be lawfully seized to him his Heirs Executors 
Administrators & Assignes of, & in the Bargained Premises, & of & in every part 
thereof, of a good Sure, lawfuU, Absolute, & vndefeaseable Estate of Jnheritance 
in ffee simple, Without any Conditions, Limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or 
change the same ; And that the Premises above by these presents Mentioned to be 
Granted Bargained & Sold, & every part thereof from the day of the date of 
these presents & from time to time & at all times hereafter for ever shall be, 
Reniaine, & Continue to be the Proper vse & behoofe of the said John Mawrey his 
Heirs, Executors, Administrators, & Assignes, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely, 
Exonerated, aquitted & discharged, or otherwise by the sd Joseph Whipple, his 
Heirs, Executors, & Administrators, Sufficiently Saved & kept harmeless oflf, & 
from all & all manner of former & other Bargaines, Sales, Gifts, Grants, Leases, 
Assignements Judgements, Executions, fforffittures. Seizures, Joyntures, Dowries, 
Power & Thirds of Alice his Now Wife to be claimed & Challenged in or to the 
same, or any part thereof : And of & from all & singular other Charges, Titles, 
Troubles, Jucumbrances & Demands Whatsoever had. Made, done, or Suffered to 
be done by the sd Joseph Whipple, his heirs. Executors, Administrators, or any 
other Person or Persons whatsoever, by his or their act, Meanes, Consent or Pro- 
curement ; And against him the sd Joseph Whipple, his heirs. Executors, Adrain- 
istratora, & all & every other Person or Persons whatsoever. Lawfully Claimeing 
any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Claime or demand in or to the same or any Part 
thereof from. By, or vnder him, them, or any of them, shall & will Warrant & for 
ever Defend by these presents, Jn Wittnes of the Premises the said Joseph 



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Whipple hath hereunto set his hand & seale the seventeenth day of November 
Anno q® Domini : one Thousand, seven hundi*ed & three. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered Joseph Whipple L. S. 

in y" presence of us — 
Tho: Olney sen': 
John Hawkings, — 

Recorded November y* 21 : 1704 : 
f me Tho: Olney Towne Clerk. / 

To all People to whome this Deede of sale shall come William Smith of the 
Towne of Providence, in the CoUony of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations 
in the Narraganset Bay in New England, in America, (weaver) Sendeth greete- 
ing; Know Yee, That whereas John Smith (Miller) formerly inhabitant of y^ 
aforesd Towne of Providence (but now deceased) who was father of me the sd 
William Smith was Possessed with Severall Rights of lands within the Towne- 
shipp of the Towne of Providence aforesaid, some part of which sd Rights not 
being yet laid out, nor devided from the Gennerall Comon belonging to the Gen- 
nerail Purchassers of the sd Towne & Towneshipp of | sd | Providence, And 
whereas my sd ffather John Smith by his last Will, & Testament, did, amongst 
the rest of his sons dispose unto me the sd William Smith some part of his lands, 
both of that which then was laid out, & also of that which was not then laid out 
& devided from the Comon ; and his Sons all haveing come to a devision of what 
lands their sd ffather to them disposed, both as to what lands in their sd ffather 
his Rights had been laid out, & also what Were to lay out ; whereby each one 
knew what was his Part, & in the devision there fell Twelve acres & a halfe of 
land unto me y** sd William Smith which had not been laid out, & is yet lieing 
in Comon to be laid out. I the said William Smith for & in Consideration of the 
sum of Two pounds & fourteene Shillings Silver Current Money in hand already 
well & truely paid unto me by John Mawrey of the aforesaid Towne of Provi- 
dence (son of y* deceased John Mawrey) the recept whereof I doe owne & 
acknowledge & there with to be fully satisfied & paid, & doe hereby aquitt & dis- 
charge the sd John Mawrey his heirs, Executors, Administrators, & Assignes of 
the same & every part thereof. Have Given, Granted, Bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed, 
Aliend, Assigned, Set over & Confirmed, And by these presents for me, my heirs 
Executoi-s & Administrators, Doe fully, Clearely, & absolutely. Give, Grant, Bar- 
gaine, Sell Enfeoff, Alien, Assigne, Set Over & Confirme unto y* said John Maw- 
rey, his heirs, Executors, Administratoi's & Assignes for ever the said Twel acres 
& a halfe of land, unto the said John Mawrey, the said Twelve acres & halfe of 
land by the Surveyor to be laid out, or unto his heirs or Assignes, where he or 
they May on y*" Comon on the East side of tlie line Called y® Seven mile line 



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within said Providence Towneshipp, appoynt & see Cause to have it laid out [to 
say, on such Comon | as | by the Purchasers & Proprietora of sd Towneshipp may 
be allowed of ; And in the Place where it so shall, or May be laid out there to 
stand good unto the said John Mawrey his heirs Executors, Administrators, & 
Assignes for ever, With all & singular the Privelidges & Appurtenances to the 
said Twelve acres & a halfe of land belonging, & all the Estate, Right, Title, 
Jntrest, vse, Property Possession, Claim|e| & Demand whatsoever of me the sd 
William Smith in or to the same or any part thereof To have & to hold the said 
Twelve acres & a halfe of land as aforesaid unto the sd John Mawrey his heirs, 
-Executors Administrators & Assignes for Ever, to the only Proper vse & behoofe 
of the said John Mawrey his heirs Executors, Administrators, & Assignes for 
ever ; And I the said William Smith for my selfe my heirs Executors & Admin- 
istrators, & for Every of us doe Covenant Promise & Grant to & with the said 
John Mawrey his heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes, & to & with every 
of them by [264] by these presents, in manner & forme as folio weth. That is to 
say. That I the said William Smith, at the time of the Sealeing & delivery hereof 
am the true & RightfuU owner of the above bargained premises ; And that I have 
full Power, good Right, true Title, lawfuU Authoritye to grant, birgaine sell, & 
Confirme the above bargained Premises & every part thereof unto y" sd John 
Mawry, his heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes in manner & forme as 
aforesd ; And that the said John Mawrey his heirs, Executors, Administrators & 
Assignes, by force & vertue of these presents, upon y* sealeing & delivery hereof, 
is, & shall stand & be lawfully Seized to him his heii*s Executors, Administra- 
tors, & Assignes, of & in the Bargained Premises, & of & in every part thereof, 
of a good sure, lawfuU, Absolute, & vndefeazeable Estate of inheritance in fee 
Simple, without any Conditions, Limitations, vse, or other thing to alter or 
change y* same ; And that the Premises above by these presents mentioned to be 
granted, Bargained, & Sold & every part thereof on the sealeing & delivery of 
these presents is, & from time to time &• at all times hereafter | for ever | Shall 
be, remaine and Continue to be the Proper vse & behoofe of the said John Maw- 
rey his heirs, Executors, Administrators, & Assignes, for ever, Cleare & free, & 
freely & Clearely, Exonerated, aquitted and discharged, or otherwise by me the 
said William Smith, ray heirs. Executors & Administrators, Sufficiently saved & 
kept harmeless of & from all & all Manner of former & other Bargains, Sales, 
Gifts, Grants, Leases, Assignements, Judgements, Executions, fForfittures, Seiz- 
ures; And of, & from all & Singular other Charges, Titles, Troubles, Jncum- 
brances & Demands whatsoever, had. Made, done, or suffered to be done by Me 
the Said William Smith, my heirs, Executors, Administrators, or any other Per- 
son or Persons whatsoever, by my, or their act, Meanes, Consent or Procurem^ : 
And against me the said William Smith, my heirs. Executors & Admiiiistratoi-s, 



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& all & Every other Person, or Persons whatsoever Lawfully Claimeing any 
Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Claime or Demand in or to the same or any part 
thereof, from. By, or under me them, or any of them, or me, Shall & will WaiTant 
& for ever defend by these presents ; Jn Wittnes of the Premises I have hereunto 
set my hand & Seale, the Twentieth day of November Anno q^ : Domini : one 
Thousand Seven hundred & foure. 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered William Smith L. S. 

in the presence of us — 



Tho : Olney Sen^ 
James Olney. 



Recorded December the IV 1704, 
f me Tho: Olney Towne Clerk./ 



Be it knowne unto all People by these pi*esents ; That I Samuell Whipple 
sen^ Jnhabetant of the Towne of Providence, in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence Plantations, in the Narraganset Bay, in New England (Husbandman) 
for & in Considemtion of the sum of five Pounds & Tenn Shillings Silver Current 
Money in hand already well & truely paid unto me by Gabrill Bemon of the 
Towne of Newport on Rhode Jsland in the CoUony aforesd (Merch^) the recept 
whereof I doe owne & acknowledge, & therewith to be fully satisfied. Contented 
& paid ; And doe hereby aquit & discharge the said Gabrill Bemon, his heirs. 
Executors, Administrators, & Assignes of the same & of every Part thereof ; 
Have Given, granted, bargained. Sold, EnfeofiFed, Aliend, Assigned Set Over & 
Confirmed; And by these presents for me, my heirs, Executors & Administrators 
Doe fully Clearely & Absolutely Give, Grant, Bargaine, Sell, Enfeof, Alien 
Assigne, set over & Confirme unto the sd Gabrill Bernon, his Heirs, Executors & 
Assignes for ever a small quantety or Percell of land lieing & being in y* aforesd 
Towne of Providence adjoyneing to the salt Water Harbour in the southerne part 
of the sd Providence Towne, & is one of the sd Pieces of land called a waare house 
Lott ; it being in breadth forty foote ; the length Wayes being East & west ; The 
southeasterne Corner being bounded with a stake & some Stones laid about, it 
The Northeasterne Corner also being bounded with a stake & a heape of stones 
laid about it, & so from those two stakes & heapes of stones to carrey the same 
breadth Westward downe to the Sea channiell, & in the range both on y* south 
side & on the North side there being a stake set with stones laid about them ; The 
Easterne End bounding with the Highway or Towne streete, the south side with 
a strip of Comon land, the North side bounding with y® comon land or else y"land 
of James Olney of sd Providence, with all & Singular the Privelidges & appurte- 
nances to the said Percell of land belonging, & all y® Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, 
vse. Property Possession, Claime & Demand Whatsoever of me y" sd Samuell 



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Whipple in, or to the same or any part thereof To have & to hold the said Percell 
of land as aforesd unto the said Gabrill Bemon his Heir, Executors, Administra- 
tors & Assignes for ever, to the only Proper vse & behoofe of the said Gabrill 
Bernon his heirs Executors, Administrators and Assignes for ever ; And that the 
said Gabrill Bernon, his heirs, Executors, & Administrators & Assignes by force 
& vertue of these Presents, is & shall stand & be lawfully seized to him his Heirs 
Executors Administrators and Assignes of & in the Bargained premises, & of & 
in every part thereof, of a good, sure, lawfuU Absolute & vndefeazeable Elstate of 
inheritance in fifee Simple, without any Conditions Limitation, vse, or other thing 
to alter or change the same ; And that the Premises above by these presents men- 
tioned to be granted, bargained & sold & every part thereof, upon the Signeing 
Sealeing & delivery hereof is, & from time to time & at all times hereafter shall be 
Remaine & Continue to be the Proper vse & behoofe of the said Gabrill Bernon, 
his Heirs. Executors, Administrators, & Assignes forever Cleare & free, & freely 
& clearely Exonerated, aquitted & discharged, or oth erwise by by me the said 
Samuell Whipple, my heirs. Executors, & Administratoi's, s uflSciently saved & kept 
harmeless off & from all & all manner of former and other bargaines. Sales, Gifts, 
Grants, Leases, Assignements, Judgements, Executions fforfittures Seizures Joyn- 
tures, Dowryes, Power & Thirds of Mary my Now wife to be claimed and Chal- 
lenged in or to the same or any part thereof ; And of & from all & singular other 
Charges Titles Troubles, Jncumbrances & Demands whatsoever had, made, done, 
or suffered to be done by me the said Samuell Whipple, my heirs, Executors 
Administrators, & all & every other Person, or Persons Whatsoever by my or 
their act Meanes consent or Procurement ; And against me the sd Samuell Whip- 
ple, my heirs Executors Administrators, & all iSz; every other Person or Persons 
whatsoever Lawfully Claimeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Claime or demand 
in, or to the same or any part thereof from, by, or vnder me, them, or any of them 
shall & will Warrant & forever defend by these presents Jn Wittnes of the 
Premises I the sd Samuell Whipple have here unto Set my hand & scale the 
Twenty & seventh day of October Anno q® Domini, one thousand seven hundred 

& foure. 

Samuell Whipple L. S. 
Signed, Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us — 

Tho : olney Sen^ 

Samuell Whipple junT 

Recorded December y^ 4^^ 1704. 

f me Tho: Olney Towne Clerk./ 

[26 5 J To all People to whome this deede of sale shall Come Daniell Apply 
now Resident in the Towne of Providence in y^ Collony of Rhode Jsland & 



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Providence Plantations in y* Narraganset Bay in Newengland, in America Send- 
eth greeteing; Know Yee; That the sd Daniell Apply for, & in Consideration of 
the sum of Twenty & Eight Pounds Silver Currant silver money in hand already 
well & truely Paid unto him by Stephen Hawkings inhabetant of the aforesd 
Towne of Providence (or for good Securetye for the same Given) the recept 
whereof the sd Daniell Apply doth owne & acknowledge, & therewith to be fully 
satisfied. Contented & Paid, & doth hereby aquit & discharge the sd Stephen 
Hawkings, his Heirs, Executors Administrators & Assignes of the same, & every 
part thereof, Hath given, granted. Bargained Sold, Enfeofed Aliend, Assigned, 
Set over & Confirmed, & by these presents for him, his heirs, Executors & Admin- 
istrators, Doth fully, clearely, & Absolutely Give, Grant, Bargaine, sell. Enfeoff, 
Alien, Assigne, Set over, & Confirme unto the sd Stephen Hawkings, his heirs, 
Executors, Administrators & Assignes for ever a Percell of land Containeing by 
Estemation fforty & six acres (be it more or less,) The which is scituate lieing & 
being within the Towneship of Providence aforesd, & a little way westward from 
the brooke called Robbins brooke, & a little way southward from the Meaddow 
called Wayes Meaddow ; And is bounded on y* East Corner with a Greene Oake 
Marked ; the Southeast Corner to a greene Oake, westward upon y* Comon to 
a White Oake marked. Northwest to a black oake Marked, then North to a 
greene Oake Marked bordering upon the Comon ; Eastward to a Pine tree 
bordering upon the land which was Samuell Comstocks formerly; Eastwardly 
& Southwardly to a greene oake which was the first boundary; With all 
& Singular the Privelidges & Appurtenances to the said fforty & Six acres 
of land belonging, & all the Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Property, Pos- 
session, Claime & demand whatsoever of him the sd Daniell Apply in or to 
the same or any Part thereof To have & to hold the said Percell of land 
Jis aforesaid unto the sd Stephen Hawkings, his heirs, Executors, Administrators & 
Assignes for ever, to the only Proper vse & behoofe of the said Stephen Hawk- 
ings, his heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes forever. And that the said 
Stephen Hawkings, his heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes by force & 
vertue of these presents from the day of the Ensealeing & delivery hereof shall 
stand & be lawfully Seized to him, his heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes 
of & in the bargained Premises, & of & in every Part thereof, of a good Sure, 
LawfuU, Absolute, & vndefeazeable Estate of inheritance in ffee Simple, without 
any Conditions Limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or change the same ; And 
that the Premises above by these presents mentioned to be Granted, Bargained & 
Sold & every part thereof from the day of the date of these presents, & from 
time to time & at all times hereafter for ever shall be Remaine & Continue to 
be the Proper vse & behoofe of y* said Stephen Hawkins, his heirs, Exec- 
utors, Administrators & Assignes for ever, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely 

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Exonerated, Aquitted, & discharged, or otherwise by the sd Daniell Apply, his heirs 
Executors & Administrators, Sufficiently Saved & kept harmeless of & from all 
& all manner of former & other Bargains, Sales, Gifts, Grants, Leases, Assigne- 
ments Judgements, Executions, fforfittures. Seizures, Joyntures, Dowryes, Power 
& Thirds of Abigail his now wife to be Claimed & Ghallinged, in, or to the same, 
or any part thereof: And ofiF & from all & Singular other charges, Titles, 
Troubles, Jncumbrances, & Demands whatsoever had. Made, done, or Suffered to 
be done, by the said Daniell Apply, his heirs. Executors, Administrators, or any 
other Person or Persons whatsoever, by his, or their act, meanes. Consent, or Pro- 
curement ; And against him the said Daniell Apply, his heirs Executors, Admin- 
istrators, & all & every other Person, or Persons whatsoever lawfully Claimeing 
any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Claime or Demand in or to the same or any 
part thereof, from. By, or vnder him, them, or any of them, shall & will War- 
rant & for Ever Defend by these presents ; only Excpting a high Way which the 
Towne of Providence Surveior laid out lieing quite across the southerne part of 
the said Percell of land ; Jn Wittnes' of the Premises the sd Daniell Apply hath 
hereunto set his hand & scale the thirty & one day of October, Anno q* Domini, 
one Thousand Seven hundred & foure. 

Signed, Sealed & delivered Daniell Apply L. S. 

in the presence of us — 

Tho: Olney Sen': 

James Olney 

Recorded December the 5'** : ^04, 
'^ me Tho : Olney Towne Clerk. / 

Whereas there was fifteeue acres of land which was by Heniy Browne late of 
the Towne of Providoice in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Planta- 
tions in the Narraganset Baj'^ in New England in America, (but now deceased) 
the which was formerly by the sd Henry Browne purchassed of Pardon Tillinghast 
of sd Providence ; & was laid out, within the Towneshipp of said Providence in 
some place on the Hill called Netaconkonitt Hill; but the bounds thereof being 
lost & cannot be found ; Henry Browne, son & heir of the aforesd, deceased Henrj'^ 
Browne haveing Applied hiraselfe to the aforesd Towne of Providence, obtained 
an order from the said Towne for the Relaying out the said fifteene acres of land 
in some place of the Townes Comon on the East side of the Seven Mile line where 
it might be found Convenient, as by their Towne Records may appeare: Be it 
therefore knowne unto all People by these presents ; That I Henry Browne of 
the aforesd Towne of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence 
Plantations, in New England in America ; son & heir of the aforesd deceased 
Henry Browne, for & in Consideration of the sum of foure Pounds silver Current 



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mouey in hand already well & truely paid unto me by ffreegift Balkcom inhab- 
itant of the Towne of Providence afforesd, the recept whereof I doe owne & 
acknowledge ; & therewith to be fully satisfied & Paid, & doe hereby aquitt.& 
discharge the said ffreegift Balkcom, his heirs, Executors, Administrators, & 
Assignes of the same & every part thereof ; have Given, Granted, Bargained, 
Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliend, Assigned Set over, & Confirmed ; And by these Pres- 
ents, for me, my heirs. Executors, & Administrators, Doe fully Clearely & Abso- 
lutely Give, Grant Bargaine Sell, Enfeoff, Alien, Assigne, set over & Confirme 
unto the sd ffreegift Balkcom, his heirs. Executors, Administrators, & Assignes, 
for ever, vnto the said ffreegift Balkcom by the Surveiors of said Towne of Provi- 
dence to be laid out, & to him to be Recorded in said Providence Records ; with 
all the Privelidges & Appurtenances to the said fifteene acres of land belonging, 
And all the Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Property, Possession, Claime & 
Demand whatsoever of me the said Henry Browne in or to the same, or any Part 
thereof. To- have & to hold the said fifteene acres of land as aforesd unto the sd 
ffreegift Balkcom his heirs, Executoi-s, Administrators & Assignes forever; to the 
Only Proper vse & behoofe of the sd ffreegift Balkcom, his heirs, Executors, 
Administratoi-s & Assignes forever ; And I the said Henry Browne, for my selfe, 
my heirs, Executoi-s & Admin is tra tow & for Every of them Doth Covenant 
Promise, & Grant, to & with the said ffreegift Balkcom, his heirs. Executors, 
Administrators & Assignes, & to & with every of them by these presents in 
manner and forme as followeth, that is to say. That I the said Henry Browne at 
the time of the signeing, & delivery hereof am the true & RightfuU owner of the 
above bargained Premises, & that I have full Power, good Right, true Title and 
lawfull Authoritye to Grant, Bargaine, sell & Confirme the above bargained 
Premises & every part thereof unto the said ffreegift Balkcom his Heirs, Exec- 
utors, Administratoi-s, & Assignes in Manner & forme as aforesaid ; And that the 
sd ffreegift Balkcom his heirs. Executors, Administratoi-s & Assignes by force & 
vertue of these presents, is, & shall stand & be lawfully seized to him his heirs 
Executors Administrator and Assignes, of & to the Bargained premises, & of, & 
in every part thereof, of a good, sure, lawfull Absolute & vndefeazeable. Estate of 
inheritance in fee simple, without any Conditions, Limitation, vse [266] or other 
thing to alter or change the same ; And that the premises above by these presents 
mentioned to be granted, bargained, & sold, & every part thereof, upon the Signe- 
ing Sealeing & delivery hereof is, & from time to time, & at all times hereafter | for 
ever \ shall be, Remaine & Continue to be the proper vse & behoofe of the sd ffree- 
gift Balkcom, his heii*s. Executors, Administrators, & Assignes for ever, cleare & 
free & freely & clearely Exonemted, aquitted, & discharged, or otherwise by me 
y* sd Henry Browne, my heira. Executors, & Administratoi-s, Sufficiently saved & 
kept harmeless off & from all & all Manner of former & other Bargains, Sales, 



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Oifts Grants, Leases, AssignemV Judgem^ Executions, fforfittures, Seizures, 
Joyntures, Dowryes, Power & Thirds of Dorothy my now wife to be claimed & 
challenged in, or to the same or any part thereof, And off & from all & singular 
other Charges, Titles, Troubles Jncumbrances, & Demands whatsoever had, made, 
done, or Suffered to be done by me the said Henry Browne, my heirs. Executors, 
Administrators, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever by my, or their act^ 
Meanes, Consent or Procurement ; And against me the said Henry Browne, my 
Heirs Executors & Administrators, & all & every other Person, or Persons Law- 
fully Claimeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, Claime or Demand, in or to y* 
same or any Part thereof, from, by, or vnder me, them, or any of them, shall & 
will warrant, & for Ever Defend by these Presents ; Jn Wittnes of the Premises 
I the sd Henry Browne have hereunto set my hand & seale, the twenty & seventh 
day of October, in y* yeare one Thousand, Seven hundred & foure. / 

Signed, Sealed & delivered The mark of X Henry Browne. L. S. 

in the presence of us — 

Tho : Olney sen' 

Richard Browne. / 
Recorded December y® 6*!* 1704 
^ me Tho: Olney Towne Clerk./ 

Be it knowne unto all people by these presents; That I Roger Burllinggame 
of Mashantatuck in Providence, in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence 
Plantations, in the Narraganset bay in New England, in America ; ffor divers 
good causes & Considerations me hereunto moveing, & most Especially for the 
advanceing and Preferment of my son Peter Burllinggame in manner & forme as 
is hereinafter Exprest; have freely given, granted, Enfeoffed, Aliend, Assigned set 
over & Confirmed, And by these presents for me, my heire. Executors, & -Admin- 
istrators Doe fully freely & Absolutely give, grant. Enfeoff, Alien, Assigne, set 
over & Confirme unto my said son Peter Burllinggam his heirs Executors, Admin- 
istrators & Assign es for ever, my Mansion house together all my out houseing, as 
also all my ffarme scituaie lieing & being within said mashantatuck lands in sd 
Providence aforesd ; The which sd ffarme Containeth ffifty acres of land by Este- 
mation (be it more or less) & is lieing in three Percells, the mansion house stand- 
ing upon one of the sd Percells; Each Percell being bounded as followeth; That 
percell whereon, the house standeth is bounded on the southerne part with a high 
Way, and Eastwardly & Westwardly with a high Way, & Northwardly with the 
land of Robert Potter which originally belonged to one John Harrwood, formerly 
of sd Mashantatuck ; And one Percell lieing westwardly from that Percell of land 
whereon the house standeth, only devided with a highway, both Percells containe- 
ing Thirty & three acres (be it more or less). The other of the said three Percells 



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of land containeth Seventeene acres, & is Scituate lieing & being at, or neare the 
the place comonly called the Mines : The said Mansion house & what houseing 
or Edefices Else is on sd lands, together with the said lands, my Orchard, ffruit 
trees, Gardens, Meaddowes, Pastures, ffeedeings. Ponds, Brookes, Runnetts, 
Springs, Waterings, Woodes, Woodlands, Groves, Coppsses, ffields, & lands of 
any other denomination whatsoever within said ffarme being ffifty acres as aforesd 
Contained ; with all & singular the Privelidges & Appurtenances to the sd house 
& sd flSf ty acres of land belonging ; And all the Estate, Right, Title, vse, Property, 
Possession, Claime & demand whatsoever of me the said Roger Burllinggam in 
or to the same or any Part or Percell thereof To have & to hold the Said Mansion 
house, out houseing, & said ffifty acres of land, & all & every their Appurtenances, 
& every Part & Percell thereof unto my said son Peter Burllinggam his heirs, 
Executors, Administrators, & Assignes forever, to the only Proper vse & behoofe 
of my said son Peter Burllinggam his heirs Executors, Administrators & Assignes 
forever ; Alwayes Provided, and nevertheless I the said Roger Burllinggam doe 
Reserve for my owne vse & behoofe, & for the vse & behoofe of Mary my Now 
wife, for & duering the full time & terme of both & Each of our Naturall life & 
lives all & whole the improvement, vses, Benefitts, Privelidges, Proffitts, & Com- 
odityes, of the said house, houseing & lands, & every part & Percell thereof, & all 
& every their Appurtenances, the same fully, quietly, & Peaceable to injoy vse & 
Possess Each of us all our days in this life ; And when I the said Roger Burlling- 
gam & Mary wife ; are both of us deceased ; Then shall my said son Peter Burl- 
linggam, his heirs Executors, Administrators & Assignes Enter Possession of the 
said Mansion house, houseing, & said lands, & Every part & percell thereof, with 
all & every theire appurtenances as aforesd to be unto him, his heirs, Executors, 
Administrators & Assignes in the most Absolute Tennure of fee Simple for ever, 
without any Conditions, Limitation, vse, or other thing to alter or Change the 
same ; And that my said Son Peter Burllinggam his Heirs, Executora, Adminis- 
trators, & Assignes ; after the decease of me the sd Roger Burllinggam, & of 
Mary My sd wife, by force & vertue of these presants, shall stand, & be lawfully 
Seized to him & every of them, of & in the Demised premises, & of & in every 
part & percell thereof, of a good Sure, Lawfull, Absolute, & vndefeazeable Estate 
of inheritance, the same cjuietly & Peaceably to Enjoy & Possess without at any 
time the hindrance, lett, Trouble, Suite, Eviction, Ejection, or Molestation of, or 
by my heii-s. Executors, or any other Person, or Persons, by My, or their act 
Meanes, Consent or Procurement Jn wittnes of the Premises I the said Roger 
Burllinggam have hereunto set my hand & Scale, this Sixth day of September, & 
in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and four; 

Roger R Burllinggam 
his mark L. S. 



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Signed, Sealed & delivered, 
in the presence of us 
John Burton 
Benjamin Searle./ 

Recorded December the 7*? 1704 : 

^ me Tho : Olney Towne Clerk. / 

Know all People before whome this Deede of sale shall come, John flSeld of 
the Towne of Bridgewater, intheCJounty of Plimouth in New England, Sendeth 
greeteing ; Know yee. That I the sd John ffield for & in Consideration of the 
sum of Twenty Pounds of Current Money well & truely Paid unto me by John 
Gurnney of the Towne of Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland in sd 
New England before the sealeing & delivery of these presents; with sd sum of 
money I doe acknowledg myselfe to be fully satisfied. Paid & Contented ; And 
by these presents I doe aquitt. Exonerate & for ever wholy discharge the sd John 
Gurnney, his heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes of the same, and have 
Given, Granted, & by these presents, I doe Give Grant, Bargaine, Sell, Alien 
use, Enfeoffe, make over & Confinne unto the sd John Gurnney, & to his heirs. 
Executors, Administrators & Assignes for ever sixty acres of land, be it more or 
less ; being Scituated about a Mile Easterley from a Pond Called & knowne by the 
Name of Maswansacut Pond, & being with in the Limetts of the aforesd Towne 
of Providence ; And being in length Eastwardly & Westwardly Six Score Poles, 
& in breadth Northerly & Southerley Eighty Poles, being bounded at the South- 
easterne Cornner thereof with a white oake tree Marked in two sides faceing to the 
northeme & westerne Ranges of sd land, & at the Northeasterne Cornner with a 
Maple Tree Standing in the Swampe Marked on two sides ; & at the South West- 
erne Cornner with a white oake tree now fallen downe ; & I have forgotten the 
Norwesterne Cornner bounds there of : [267] Also ffive acres of Meaddow land, 
(be it more or less) being at the southeasterne Cornner of said Sixty acres & 
bounding Northerley partly with sd Sixty acres, & part with y* Comon ; & 
Easterly with the Comon ; The sd Meaddow is also bounded part with the 
Comon, & part with the land originally belonging to my flfatherinlaw, viz, 
Anthony Evernden now deceased ; the sd Meaddow is also bounded westerely 
with the last mentioned land; Also halfe a Purchase of Comonage belonging to 
the said Sixty acres, being all betweene the seven & foure Mile line ; All which 
abovesd sixty acres of land, & sd five acres of Meaddow & halfe Purchase of 
Comonage being severally limitted & bounded as aforesd, with all the appurte- 
nances, Benefitts, Privelidges, Proflfitts, & Comodityes, there of, or any there- 
unto belonging, according to y" limitts & bounds above Mentioned, I the aforesd 
John ffield Doe for my selfe, mine heirs, Executors, Administrators, & Assignes, 



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by these presents fully, wholy, & Absolutely disclaime, & all & every manner 
of Title thereof or thereunto quitt claime & Relinquish unto the sd John Gur- 
ney, for him & for his heirs & Assignes To have & to hold the same and 
Every part & Percell thereof, with all the appurtenances, of a good Estate of 
inheritance in ffee Simple forever The said land, Meaddow, & Comonage & 
every part & percell thereof, with all the Appurtenances forever hereafter shall 
be quietly & Peaceably Enjoyed, vsed and Possessed by the sd John Gurnney, 
his heirs & Assignes, without any hindrance, Lett, Troubles, Contradiction, 
molestation, or suite of or by me the sd John ffield, mine heirs, Executors, Admin- 
istrators or Assignes ; And I the aforesd John iiield doe for my Selfe, Mine heirs, 
Executors, Administrators, & Assignes, by these presents Covenant with the sd 
John Gurnney, his Heirs, & Assignes, that I at y* time of the Makeing over, 
& passing away the said land Meaddow, & Comonage unto the sd John Gurn- 
ney, Stood truely & lawfully Seized & possed with the same, & every Part & 
Percell thereof, of a good Sure lawfuU & Absolute Estate of Jnheritance, in 
full Power to Bargaine, Sell, Give, Grant, Alien, & Pass away the same ; And 
further, I the sd John ffield doe by these presents firmely bind my selfe, mine 
heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes, at all times to save harmeless & 
defend the sd John Gurnney his heira & Assignes from all lawfifll hindrances 
Jncumbrances, Molestations, Rights, Claimes, Titles, Jntrests, Suits, or judge- 
ments upon verdict which at any time may arise, or be laid unto thesd land, or 
to any part of the above Granted premises, or any of the Appurtenances thereof, 
by any Person, or Persons whatsoever; & in Wittnes whereof I doe hereunto 
set my hand & scale, the Twenty Eighth day of December, one Thousand Six 
hundred, Ninty & Six ; — 1696.) Memorandum ; The words [unto the said John 
Gurney,] was interlined betweene the thirty third, & thirty fourth lines before 
tlie.se presents were signed & sealed ; John ffield L. S. 

Signed, Sealed, & delivered 

in the Presence of us. 

John Ames 

William Ames 

Nathaniell Ames 

The 28*** of December, 1696, the above mentioned John ffield, Came person- 
sonally before me & did acknowledge the above written instrument to be his 
act & deede ; '^ Thomas Hayward, Justice of Peace ; 

Recorded December y* 15*/* 1704 : 
^ me Tho : Olney Towne Clerk./ 

Where as there was a Percell of land Containeing of Eighty acres laid out 
by the surveior of the Towne of Providence, in the Colloney of Rhode Island 



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& Providence Plantations in the Narraganset Bay, in New England (in Amer- 
ica) unto William Randall of the sd Towne of Providence (Weaver,) The 
which sd Eighty acres of land is scituate lieing and being within the Towne- 
shipp of Providence aforesd, & on the West side of the River Called Pauchaset 
River, and was by the aforesd surveior (viz) William Hopkins Marked out by 
severall Metts & boundes, as may appeare by a returne thereof under y" sd 
Surveior his hand beareing date the 21^'* day of November 1702: — & standeth 
Recorded in the aforesd Towne of Providence Records ; Reference thereunto 
being had ; Now let all people Know by these presents That the sd William 
Randall for & in Consideration of the sum of ffive Pounds Silver Currant 
Money in hand already well & truely paid unto him by Gideon Cruffurd of 
the aforesd Towne of Providence (Merchant) The recept whereof the sd Wil- 
liam Randall doth owne & acknowledge, & therewith to be fully Satisfied Con- 
tented & Paid, & doth hereby aquitt & discharge the said Gideon Cruffurd 
his heirs. Executors Administrators & Assignes of the same & every part 
tliereof Hath Given, Granted, bargained, Sold, Enfeoffed, Aliend, Assigned, set 
over & Confirmed, & by these presents for him, his heirs, Executors, Adminis- 
trators, Doth fully Clearely & Absolutely Give Grant Bargaine, Sell, Enfeoff, 
Alien, Assigfle, Set over & Confirme unto the sd Gideon Cruffurd his heirs, 
Executors, Administrators & Assignes, for ever, a Moitye or to say the halfe of 
that whole Percell of Eighty acres of land the .which is above Mentioned and 
Expregt ; the which sd Demised halfe of the sd Eighty acres of land will be 
fforty acres (be it more or less) according as the bounds will allow of in the 
devision thereof ; And in Case that thesd Giden Cruffurd, shall see Cause, to 
lay downe the sd fforty acres of land againe to Comon by Exchangeing of it 
with the aforesd Towne of Providence, by takeing of it up in some other place 
of the sd Townes Comon where sd Towne shall allow of, Then this Jnstrum^ 
shall be of as good Authoritye to all intents, Constructions, & purposes in the 
Law for the sd Gideon Cruffurd, his heirs & Assignes to hold the sd fforty 
acres of land by in the place where it shall be laid if Exchanged ; as it Would 
have been to have held the said fforty acres by if not removed ; With all & Sin- 
gular the Privelidges vses Appurtenances to the sd fforty acres of land belonging, 
& all the Estate Right, Title, Jntrest, vse. Property, Possession Claime & Demand 
Whatsoever of him the sd William Randall in or to the same or any part thereof, 
To have and to hold the sd fforty acres of land iis aforesd unto the said Gideon 
Cruffurd his heirs Executors Administitttoi-s & Assignes for ever, to the only 
Proper vse & behoofe of the sd Gideon Cruffard his heirs. Executors Adminis- 
trators & Assignes for ever ; And the said William Randall for himselfe his heirs 
Executors & Administra^" & for every of thein doth Covenant Promise & Grant 
to & With the sd Gideon Cruffurd his Heii-s Executors Administrators & Assignes, 



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& to & With Every of them ia Manner & forme as flEolloweth ; That is to say ; 
That he the sd William Randall at the Time of the sealeing & delivery hereof, is 
the true and RightfuU owner of the above bargained premises, and that he hath 
full Power good Right, True Title, & lawfull Authoritye to Grant bargaine Sell & 
Confirme the above bargained premises & every part thereof unto the sd Gideon 
Cruffurd, his heirs. Executors, & Assignes in Manner & forme as aforesd. And 
that the sd Gideon Cruffurd his heirs, Executors & Assignes, by force & vertue of 
these presents, is, & shall stand & be lawfully Seized to him, his heirs Executors 
Administrators & [268] Assignes, of & in the bargained premises, & of & in 
every part thereof, of a Good Sure, Lawfull Absolute & vndefeazeable Estate of 
Jnheritance in ffee Simple, without any Conditions Limitation, vse, or other thing 
to alter or Change the same : And that the premises above by these presents Men- 
tioned to be granted Bargained & Sold, & every part there of upon the Signeing, 
Sealeing & delivery hereof, is, & from time to time & at all times hereafter forever 
shall be, remaine & Continue to be the Proper vse & behoofe of the sd Gideon 
Cruffurd, his heirs Executors, Administrators & Assignes for ever, Cleare & free, 
& freely & Clearely, Exonerated, Aquitted, & discharged, or otherwise by the sd 
William Randall his heirs, Executors & Administrators sufficiently saved & kept 
harmeless of & from all & all Manner of former & other bargaines, sales. Gifts, 
Grants, Leases, Assignements, Judgements, Executions, fforfittures, Seizured, 
Joyntures, Dowries, Power & Thirds of Rebeckah his Now wife to be claimed & 
Challenged in or to the same or any part thereof ; And of & from all and singular 
other: charges. Titles, Troubles, Jncumbrances & demands Whatsoever, had, made, 
done, or suffered to be done by thesd William Randall, his heirs. Executors, Ad- 
ministrators, or any other Person or Persons Whatsoever by his, or their act, 
Meanes, Consent or Procurement ; And against him the sd William the sd Wil- 
liam Randall, his heirs. Executors, Administrators, & all & every other Person or 
Persons Whatsoever Lawfully Claimeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest Claime 
or demand in or to the same, or any part thereof, from, by, or vnder him them, or 
any of them shall & Will Warrant & for ever defend by these presents ; Jn witt- 
nes of the Premises, the sd William Randall hath hereunto set his hand & scale, 
the Tenth day of ffebruarey. Anno q* ; Domini, one Thousand seven hundred & 
ffoure; 170f 

Signed Sealed & delivered William Randall L. S. 

in the presence of vs — 

Tho : Olney Sen^ 

Thomas Harris jun^ 

Joseph Latham. 

Recorded ffebruai-ey y* 19'.? 170^. 
^ me Tho : Olney Towne Clerk. / 

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To all People to whome this Deede of Gift shall Come John Angell of the 
Towne of Providence, in the CoUoney of Rhode & Providence, Plantations, in the 
Narraganset Bay in New England, in America, Sendeth Greeteing Know yee. 
That I the sd John Angell, ffor & in Consideration of the good Will & affection 
which I have & beare unto my son Daniell Angell of sd Providence, & for his 
settlement & well being together with divers & sundry other good Causes & Con- 
siderations me here unto Moveing, Have ffreely Given, Granted, Enfeoffed, 
Aliend, Assigned, Set over & Confirmed, And by these presents for me my Heirs 
Executors & Administrators doe ffreely clearely and Absolutely Give, Grant, 
Enfeoff, Aline, Assigne, set over & Confirme unto my sd son Daniell Angell a per- 
cell of land Containeing by Estemation Eighty, acres (be it more or less) & is 
Scituate lieing & being within the Towneshipp of Providence aforesd, & in the 
Easteme side of the River called Wanasquatucket River, & a little way south- 
ward, & southeastward from Capt? Richard Arnold his Mills which Now stand on 
sd River, & sd land also lieth about five Miles Northwestward from the salt water 
Harbour which is in sd Providence Towne ; The sd quantetye of land being Made 
up of Severall Percells but all laid together & adjojmeing Each to the other, 
(that is to Say) Twenty acres which I bought of Thomas Harris of sd Provi- 
dence, lieing & being on the Easteme side of sd Wanasquatucket River, & 
adjoyneing to said River, Also fSfty acres of that quantety of land which I 
bought of Elisha Arnold of Pautuxet in sd Providence, & is laid adjoyneing to 
the Easteme side of the aforesaid Twenty acres which I bought of sd Thomas 
Harris ; the which said ffifty acres of laud is bounded on the Norwesterne Com- 
ner with a white oake tree Marked, the which is also a North Easterne Cornner 
Bound of the aforesd Twenty acres of land bought of Thomas Harris, & from 
the sd white oake tree to Range Eastward to a Rock standing on a shrubb plaine 
on the North side of a brooke of Water which Runneth out of Daniell Williams 
his land, to said Rock haveing stones laid on it, & from thence to Range south 
southeastward to a Small Pine tree marked Standing on a little hill of Rocks, & 
from thence to Range away West to a small Rock with a heape of stones laid on 
it ; Also Tenn acres of land which I bought of William Hopkins of sd Provi- 
dence ; the which is bounded on the North end with the aforesd Twenty acres, & 
on the West with sd Wanasquatucket River, & on the East partly with the 
aforesd Twenty acres of land & Partly with a Highway, The south Easterne 
Cornner bound being a small black oake ti-ee marked, standing by the side of 
afoote Path ; There being a High Way to Pass through sd land & lead away to 
said Capt^ Arnold his sd Mills, there being Allowance of land already given in 
the sd fl5fty acres to make Restetution for the sd High Way ; With all & singular 
the Privelidges & Appurtenances to the sd Eighty acres of land belonging with 
all the ffenceing, houseing & Edefices on sd land, or any part thereof standing & 



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being And all the Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, vse, Property, Possession, Claime 
& Demand whatsoever of me the the sd John Angell in or to y^ same or any 
part or Percell thereof To have & to liold the sd lands, houseing & edefices as 
aforesd, unto my sd son Daniell Angell, his Heirs Executors Administrators & 
Assignes for ever, to the only Proper vse & behoofe of my sd son Daniell Angell, 
bis Heirs Executors Administrators & Assignes for ever ; And that my sd son 
Daniell Angell his Heirs Executors, Administrators & Assignes by fofce & vertue 
of these presents is & shall stand, & be lawfully seized to him his heirs Execu- 
tors, Administrators, & Assignes. — of & in the Demised premises & of & in 
every part & Percell thereof, of a good Sure Law full. Absolute & vndefeazeable 
Estate of Jnheritance in ffee simple, without any Conditions, Limitation vse or 
other thing to alter or Change the same ; And that the Premises above by these 
presents Mentioned to be Given & Granted, & Every part & Percell thereof, upon 
the Signeing, Sealeing & delivery hereof, is, & from time to time, & at all times 
hereafter for ever shall be Remaine & Continue for the Proper vse & behofe of 
my sd son Daniell Angell, his heirs. Executors, Administrators & Assignes for 
ever, Cleare & free, & freely & Clearely Exonerated, Aquitted & Discharged, or 
Otherwise by Me the sd John Angell My Heirs, Executors, & Administrators, 
Sufficiently Saved & kept harmeless of & from all & all manner of former & Other 
Bargaines, Sales Gifts, Grants, Leases, Assignements, had. Made Done, or suf- 
fered to be done, by me the sd John Angell my Heirs, Executora, Administrators 
or any Person or Persons whatsoever by mine or their Act Meanes Consent or 
Procurement, & from [269] every Claime of thirds to be Claimed & Challenged in 
or to the same or any part thereof, by Ruth My Now Wife, And against me the 
sd John Angell my Heirs, Executora Administrators & all & Every other Person 
or Persons or whatsoever Lawfully Claimeing any Estate, Right, Title, Jntrest, 
Claime, or Demand in or to the same or any part thereof, from ; by, or vnder me 
them, or any of them ; shall & Will Warrant, & for Ever defend by these presents ; 
Jn Wittness Whereof I the said John Angell have hereunto set My hand & seale, 
the Twenty & Eighth day of Aprill Anno q* Domini one thousand seven hundred 
& five. / 

The marke of X John Angell 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

in the presence of us — 

Thomas ffield jun^ 

The marke of X Jonathan 

Whipple, 
Recorded May y« 11'? 1705 
f me Tho : Olney Towne Clerk ; 



[ 298 ] 

Be it knowne to all People by these presents, That | I | Jonathan Mawrey of 
the Towne of Plimouth in the CoUoney of New Plimouth in New England Doe 
owne & acknowledge my selfe to stand truely & justly & Lawfully indebted unto 
Stephen Paine & Nathaniell Paine of Rehoboth in the Colloney aforesd, the heirs 
of Stephen Paine Senior of the Towne of Rehoboth aforesd, to them their Heirs 
Executors, Administrators & Assignes in the full & just sum of Two hundred 
Pounds Sterling Payable uppon demandes ; To the due performance whereof, I. 
doe by these presents firmely bind myselfe My heirs. Executors, & Administrators ; 
The Condition of this Obligation is such. That if I the above bounden Jonathan 
Mawi*ey, my heirs. Executors, Administrators, & Assignes, nor any Other Person 
Either for, By, through or vnder vs, or by oure or any of our meanes or Procure- 
ment, doe Not at any time Molest hinder, or distirbe the abovesaid Stephen Paine 
& Nathaniell Paine, their heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes by makeing 
Claime or Title to any of those lands or houseing within the Towne of Providence 
in Rhode Jsland Colloney nor any of their Appurtenances & Privelidges Specified 
& Contained in a Deede of Sale Made by My Mother Mary Mawrey unto Stephen 
Paine of Rehoboth (Same beareing date the first day of September, in the yeare 
one thousand six hundred six hundred seventy & one & is now in the Possession 
of Samuell Whipple of the aforesd Towne of Providence ; But that they & every 
of them doe at all times for Ever quietly & Peaceably Enjoy the premises & every 
part thereof without any Molestation from us or any or either of us. Then shall 
this Bond | be void | But if otherwise, it shall against Me, My heirs, Executors, & 
Administrators stand in full force & vertue ; Jn Wittnes whereof I doe hereunto 
set my hand & scale the Twelfe day of December, in the yeare one Thousand six 
hundred Eighty & one. 



Signed Sealed & delivered 
in the presence of us 
Thomas Olney jun' 
John Whipple jun' 



Jonathan Mawrey L. S. 



Recorded May the 22":* 1705 : 
f Me Tho : Olney Towne Clerk : ( 
on the back side it is Endorsed 
as foUoweth ; This bond on 
the other side written was 
upon the day of the date 
there of by the sd Jonathan 
Mawrey acknowledged before 
me 
Arthur ffeuner Assistant ; 
Recorded by me Tho : Olney 

Towne Clerk. / 



[ 299 ] 

Be it knowno unto all People by these presents that I Jonathan Mawrey of the 
Towne of Plimouth in the Colloney of New Plimouth in New England doe owne 
& acknowledge my selfe to stand truely justly & lawfully indebted unto Stephen 
Paine & Nathaniell Paine of Rehoboth in the Colloney aforesd. the heirs of Ste- 
phen Paine Sen' of the Towne of Rehoboth aforesd to them their heirs Executors 
Administrators & Assignes in the full & just sum of one hundred & fifty Pounds 
sterling, Payable upon demands ; To the due performance whereof I doe by these 
presents Absolutely bind Myselfe, my heirs Executors & my Administrators./ 
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if I the above bounden Jona- 
than Mawrey, my heirs, Executors, Administrators, & Assignes, nor any other 
Person Either for, by, through or vnder us nor by our, or any of our meanes or 
procurement. Doe not at any time molest, hinder or disturbe the aforesd Stephen 
Paine &, Nathaniell Paine their Heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assignes by 
Makeing Claime, or Title to any of those [ ] Lands within the Towneshipp of 
Providence in Rhode Jsland Colloney, nor any of their Appurtenances & Privel- 
idges Specified & Contained in a deede of sale made by my Mother Mary Mawrey 
unto Stephen Paine Senior, of Rehoboth, beareing date the second day of Sep- 
tember in the yeare One Thousand Six hundred. Seventy & one, & is Now in the 
possession of Joseph Jenckes senior, of the aforesd Towne of Providence, But that 
they & every of them doe at all times for Ever quietly, & Peaceably Enjoy the 
Premises & every part thereof without any Molestation from us, or any or Either 
of us. Then shall this bond be voyd ; But otherwise, it shall Against Me My Heirs, 
Executors & Administrators stand in full force & verture. Jn wittnes where of 
I doe hereunto set my hand & scale the Twelfe day of December in the yeare one 
Thousand, Six hundred. Eighty & one. Jonathan Mawrey 

Signed Sealed and delivered L. S. 

in the presence of us, 

Thomas Olney jun' 

John Whipple jun^ 

on the back side of the paper 

whereon this abovesd bond 
is written, it | is | Endorsed 
as foUoweth : This bond on 
tlie other side written, 
was upon the day of the 
date thereof by the said 
Jonathan Mawrey acknowl- 
edged 

Before me Arthur ffenner Assistant ; / 
Recorded May the 22''*^ 1705 ; 

'^ me Tlio : Olney Towne Clerk. / 



INDEX 



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INDEX TO NAMES 



Abbott Daniel 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 37 
38 40 41 43 46 47 49 50 52 53 54 
55 56 57 58 59 186 187 
Daniel senior 18 
Allen William 14 
Ames John 293 

Nathaniel 293 
William 293 
Angell Daniel 296 297 
John 33 296 267 
Ruth 297 
Thomas 83 84 103 
Apply Abigail 288 

Daniel 286 287 288 
Arnold Ben 211 

Benedict 5 54 76 95 168 169 251 

254 255 257 258 
Benedict senior 6 7 257 
Eliezer 12 80 224 
Elisha 203 217 218 259 260 261 263 

296 
John 72 129 163 164 187 188 191 

250 
Richard 37 38 49 55 68 97 112 1 13 
114 128 181 134 139 145 178 181 
184 190 194 198 
Richard (Capt) 296 
Stephen 5 6 7 54 55 65 70 71 74 75 
114 147 148 152 153 174 186 213 
250 251 253 254 255 256 258 259 
260 268 



Arnold Stephen senior 173 255 
Susanna 217 218 263 
Thomas 80 97 101 126 127 128 137 
187 231 232 233 234 248 249 250 
Thomas junior 46 
William 5 65 121 145 212 220 251 
254 274 
Ashjton James 38 45 83 88 103 224 
Asten William 27 
Aston James 66 
Baily Richard 7 17 18 
Bailees Upper Cove 187 
Baker Sarah 196 197 

Thomas 18 131 132 196 197 
Baldwin Thomas 17 
Balkcom Alexander 114 

Freegift 289 
Balkham Alexander 142 143 
Barbadas 78 
Barbadoss 78 
Barnard Sam 9 

Bay Massachusett Province of 276 
Nanhigansit 258 
Narhiganset 84 

Narraganset 83 87 210 242 248 252 
268 276 281 283 285 287 288 290 
294 296 
Narragansett 20 35 45 49 51 65 82 83 
99 196 198 200 205 206 208 215 221 
230 233 235 238 239 240 264 271 
279 
Narrigansetts 17 



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Bay Narrowguuset 60 

Oyster 128 202 218 
Bajlie Richard 6 
Beere Heory 131 
Bello Maturin 134 
Belloo Hannah 134 135 136 137 

James 92 117 118 135 136 137 
John 116 118 119 133 134 135 136 

137 
Maturin 115 118 119 135 136 
Peter 135 136 137 
Widow 90 103 
Bennet Edward 258 
Samuel 176 
Bennett £dward 152 153 154 

Samuel 31 32 78 79 153 154 166 
245 
Bernon Gabriel 285 286 
Bewett Hugh 76 103 
Bewitt Hugh 52 
Billing Mary 180 

Blackmar James 71 134 154 174 256 266 
267 272 
Mary 256 
Blackmore James 113 114 
Blackstone John 137 138 

William 137 
Blaxston William 15 49 
Blaxton John 138 
Borden Mary 61 62 

Thomas 55 61 67 
Boston 137 /59 

Colony of 204 245 
Line 37 
Bowne John 89 
Bradish James 57 
Bridgwater 1 70 
Bridewater 292 
Briggs Enoch 273 

Job 273 
Bristol 80 140 142 176 266 
County of 228 



Bristol New 189 174 
Britain Great 75 153 261 263 
Brittany Great 171 
Broad Cove 65 
Pond 156 
Brook Mashapauge 220 

Robbins 136 184 252 287 
Ventor 64 
Wesquadomesett 271 
Wesquadomsett 95 
Brookes Mehitabel 129 130 131 188 189 
190 
Timothy 129 130 131 188 189 190 
Brown Elizabeth 1 9 20 2 1 
John 241 
Thomas 166 
Browne Chad 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 87 
227 
Daniel 32 33 35 89 91 103 115 116 

117 118 124 133 154 
Dorothy 290 
Henry 52 108 119 157 223 237 288 

289 290 
James 18 19 20 21 22 47 231 251 

252 253 
Jeremiah 20 22 23 24 
John 18 19 20 21 22 23 50 90 101 
107 126 128 131 135 136 
155 156 181 183 184 190 
195 196 232 
Junior 206 
Mary 23 24 184 252 
Richard 290 
Bryar Joseph 14 
Buckland Joseph 195 
Buckman John 1 75 
Buett Hugh 52 55 
Bullock John 212 
Burllinggam Mary 291 
Burllinggam Peter 290 291 

Roger 291 
Burllinggame Peter 290 



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Biirllinggame Roger 290 
Burr Daniel 139 
Burton John 292 

William 186 
Calverley Edmund 76 

Carpenter Benjamin 122 147 148 154 219 
220 221 264 268 
Ephraim 61 128 202 203 217 219 
254 259 260 261 262 
263 
junior 259 260 262 273 
James 230 
Joseph 186 
Sarah 261 
Silas 147 148 218 220 221 260 

261 262 263 268 
Susanna 61 62 128 
Timothy 146 147 148219 259 268 

270 
William 39 56 64 65 66 82 93 100 
145 160 161 185 186 212 218 
219 225 230 251 254 255 258 
259 274 275 276 
Carr Caleb 23 24 
Robert 27 

senior 47 
Cawcaunchewatchatt 39 
Cedar Swamp 25 28 29 37 38 100 114 220 
Chitamachute 246 
Clarke Hannah 14 

John 6 43 85 86 117 
Joseph 6 

Walter 12 13 14 53 
Weston 105 
William 6 
Clauson John 84 
Clemand Thomas 76 
Clemenc Elizabeth 110 

Thomas 110 174 185 
Clemcnce Meadow 226 

Richard 22i 225 
Sarali 224 



Clemence Thomas 54 55 66 109 111 125 149 

173 174 
Clemens Thomas 258 
Clement James 250 

Thomas 66 254 
Clements Thomas 9 149 185 
Cold Spring 16 224 
Coles John 258 

Mary 197 198 

Robert 65 145 197 198 199 200 201 
225 258 274 275 
Collwell Robert 87 38 
Colony of Boston 204 245 

Connecticut 139 140 142 
Massachusetts 34 67 122 137 
New Plymouth 1 1 89 129 139 140 
142 188 292 298 299 
York 128 202 
Col well Robert 184 
Comestock Samuel 240 242 
Common Towns 121 
Comstack Samuel 171 
Comstock Daniel 154 155 
Comstock Elizabeth 242 
Comstock Samuel 101 102 122 123 126 127 
164 170 184 185 233 234 240 
241 242 287 
Connecticut Colony of 139 140 142 
Cononicutt Island 6 
Conounycus 60 
Corn well Stephen 273 
(bounty of Bristol 228 
Essex 276 
Kent 81 
New Yorke 2 1 8 
Suffolk 34 137 
Westchester 245 246 
Queenes 88 1 28 202 205 250 
Cove Broad 65 
Cow 53 
Haukins 110 
Muddy 110 



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Cove Mosquito 128 202 218 

Round 237 279 

Salt 279 

Sasafrax 6*5 

Savefrax 146 

Upper Bailyes 187 
Cow Cove 53 
Cranberry Pond 13 15 16 
Crane Henry 278 
Crawfurd Gideon 74 250 
Croockfall River 92 
Crookefall 194 
Crossman John 53 
Cruffurd Gideon 294 295 
DaileyJohn 194 
Daily John 194 195 
Davis Hum: 138 

Robert 221 
Dewsbury John 128 208 
Dexter Gregory 83 191 233 235 244 
Isabel 244 245 
James 245 258 259 260 
John 107 164 221 223 
Peleg 244 245 
Stephen 49 159 214 
Dexters Lane 232 
Dickens Nathaniel 46 258 
Dickins Nathaniel 211 
Dominion of New York 205 
Downeing John 221 222 
Downing John 221 
Dudley William 278 
Earle William 255 
East Greenwich 81 
Easton John 53 145 212 
Eaton Thomas 53 
Edmunds Andrew 101 237 
England 6 60 81 176 178 223 228 229 264 
Essex County of 276 
Estance Elizabeth 162 163 

Henry 162 163 164 189 190 191 192 
193 210 -239 



' Estance Thomas 131 164 190 191 192 208 

209 210 211 
■ Esteins Henry 189 
I Estens Henry 190 
' Estins Henry 129 130 189 190 
I Everden Richard 32 
: Evdrnden Anthony 292 
Fall Pautuxet 251 254 257 
Falls Pautucket 165 
Pautuckett 164 
Pauluvett 70 251 
Farm Wallings 170 241 
Feild Deborah 19 21 22 25 
John 212 

William 21 22 36 65 67 87 
Fielde William 64 

Fenner Arthur 16 24 26 81 32 83 35 86 39 
40 41 50 51 52 59 67 78 91 92 93 
94 100 101 102 103 109 112 118 
114 115 119 121 131 147 148 149 
150 156 165 169 204 226 227 237 
298 299 
Arthur Capt. 35 124 
John 179 

Thomas 99 100 101 160 161 279 280 
Capt 279 
William 78 121 
Ferry 199 201 

Providence 279 
Field Elizabeth 171 
Indian 26 29 

John 74 84 110 170 171 292 293 
Ossapimsuck 225 
Paugachauge 39 

Thomas 97 98 115 146 147 148 165 
166 256 274 275 276 
junior 297 
Town 23 157 
Upper 232 

Wanskuck 43 166 167 
William 35 86 87 145 146 254 274 
Fields New 40 118 119 135 



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Fitch John 9 10 11 12 
FlKgg Pond 43 

Prey's 43 
Flushing 88 89 204 205 250 
Foote Joshua 87 
Foot Mr 9 

Four Mile Line 27 28 101 104 121 131 150 

151 152 155 158 162 168 165 
167 168 169 184 292 
Fowler Henry 205 246 247 250 253 

senior 204 245 
John 205 206 219 250 263 264 
Newell 204 205 245 
William 204 205 250 
Foxes Hill 46 88 275 

France 60 75 153 171 176 178 229 261 263 
Fresh River 257 
Gardiner George 37 

Mary 37 
Gardner George 228 

Joseph 227 228 
Gaspin John 205 
Gold Nathan 139 
Goodwin Adam 57 187 
Gotam Valley 149 
Gotham Valley 168 
Gould Jere: 211 
Goulding Roger 7 
Govlding Roger 6 7 
Gray James 108 
Great Britain 75 153 261 263 
Brittany 171 

Meadow 135 156 162 163 
Pond 16 
River 212 

Swamp 90 91 115 129 136 154 157 
163 165 187 188 191 208 239 
Greene Benjamin 197 
Daniel 197 
James 197 

John 93 145 254 257 258 274 275 
junior 87 256 257 258 



Greene John senior 66 256 257 
Greenewitch East 81 
Gulpin John 246 
Gurney John 293 
Gurnney John 292 293 
Hackkenc William 186 
Hardin Abraham 129 164 165 188 239 240 
John 155 156 177 
Stephen 129 165 188 239 240 
Harding Abraham 123 
Harker John 30 
Haris Mary 147 

Harris Andrew 60 61 62 74 75 90 99 100 
101 103 178 179 181 253 
Ann 48 
Anna 162 
Anue 162 163 

Howlong 61 62 274 275 276 
Mary 101 148 
Susanna 275 
Thomas 33 39 296 

junior 157 160 183 187 295 
senior 73 91 
Tolleration 61 62 

William 31 60^62 66 76 87 211 212 
274 
Harrwood John 290 
Hartt Thomas 109 
Harthorn William 145 
Haughkings Will junior 42 
Haukings Lydia 181 

William 105 181 182 227 228 244 
junior 107 181 
Haukins Cove 110 

Edward 150 
John 63 

William 8 37 102 104 105 106 107 
108 109 150 156 180 
junior 7 105 106 107 180 
William senior 99 156 
William 9 
Hauthorne William 212 



[ 308 ] 



Hawkings John 2fl3 

Stephen 267 
William -228 
Hawkins John 34 

Stephen 287 
William lenior 102 
Hayden John 92 94 
Hajirard John 188 

Thomas 293 
Hazzard Robert 146 
Hearnden Benjamin 8 

Isaac 271 272 
Sarah 272 
HearndoD Benjamin 105 
Hearnlon Benjamin 90 91 llfl 116 125 132 
133 134 172 173 233 
junior 117 

senior 115 119 124 125 
132 134 154 171 173 
Elizabeth 134 1T3 
Isaac 271 272 
Joseph 115 133 171 172 173 176 

177 178 
Sarah 178 

WilliHm 178 177 178 
Hearntons Lane 233 
Hedge William 13» 
Higgina Cornelius 178 179 
Highway Towns 233 
Hill Foxes 46 88 275 
Hurllebyrn- 168 
Neotaconkonitt 35 
NeotakoDconitt 220 
Neolakoukonitt 161 
Keototioiikoiiilt 224 
NciHTOiikoiiiu 288 
NonpluBs 226 
Noteconkenett 40 
Rockey 128 169 273 
Satamachut 78 
SecoluDkonitt 93 
Sichamachute 121 



Hill Solitary 168 |A9 
Sfttamacliitte 92 
Wninsiiikell 38 
Wftnsankel 1 18 
Wnnsaiikiill 113 
Wasukqualnmiscock 48 
Wuv'wsseci 200 
WsyboyBBell 199 
Wesquadomesct 281 
Hiscnx William 17 18 
Holbrooke John 138 
Haldol) HtitidHll 198 
Holes Many 2fi8 
Holliman Ezekiel 70 71 76 145 165 198 274 

275 
Holmes Obadiah 86 
Hollyman Ezekiel 75 76 
Hopkings William 63 
Hopkins Abigail 202 
Capt 120 
Tliomas 108 109 111 221 253 

junior 50 
William 33 34 39 40 42 43 44 45 
48 49 53 62 63 64 74 79 89 92 
9H 95 98 99 102 112 113 114 
119 121 125 145 156 198 199 
300 301 202 213 221 225 236 
237 255 256 266 294 
Hopkns William 99 
Hoppkins William 200 
Horton Joseph 205 246 
Houghkings William 45 46 47 

senior 47 
Hudson Jonallian 247 
HDllme Obadiah 86 
Hulmes John 84 
Hunters Rock 227 
HiirtkbeiTy Hill 168 
Ide Nicholas 1 1 
Indian Field 26 29 
I nmnn Barbara 175 176 

Edward 30 31 37 50 57 77 79 81 92 



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Inman Edward 112 114 115 117 118 119 

120 124 125 183 140 152 
172 174 175 176 177 194 
junior 95 271 
senior 81 113 172 
John 80 81 95 120 150 221 
Ireland 60 75 153 171 176 178 229 261 263 
Island Couonicutt 6 

Long 88 128 202 204 205 250 
Wallers 165 
Jameco John 122 
James Thomas 64 86 146 274 
Jeffurd John 247 

Jenckes Joseph 99 131 145 164 165 173 184 

236 266 
senior 165 299 
Jenins Peter 101 
Jenkes Joseph 164 
Jienckes Joseph 68 
Joanes John 71 72 87 88 90 157 184 

Rowland 131 163 164 190 
Keech George 33 34 185 255 256 
Keeck George 34 
Keetch George 185 
Kenillworth 278 
Kent County of 81 
Keyes 76 77 79 226 
Anna 160 161 
John 160 161 
Kilton Robert 51 223 224 
King Charles the Second 6 7 8 12 15 53 55 

56 60 68 69 71 
73 75 82 97 98 
132 181 182 184 
215 247 
James the Second 122 144 153 171 

176 178 185 194 
William 213 223 228 229 250 261 
the Third 264 
Kings Province 176 185 192 212 
Kinsley Eldad 129 130 188 189 
Kyrke Thomas 205 246 



Lake Third 162 191 208 
Lambe Joan 28 
Lane Dexters 232 

Hearntons 233 
Latham Joseph 295 
Lay ton Thomas 10 11 
Line Boston 37 

Four Mile 27 28 101 104 121 131 150 
151 152 155 158 162 163 165 
167 168 169 184 292 
Pautuxett 217 

Seven Mile 8 27 28 68 73 99 101 121 
131 135 136 150 174 196 202 
203 210 217 230 238 248 283 
288 292 
Lippett John 51 52 
London Edward 34 43 58 156 
Long Island 88 1 28 202 204 205 250 

Pond 110 
Loquasquassick Woods 120 
Loquasqusick Woods 117 
Loquasqussick Meadow 120 

Woods 118 119 
Loquasqussuck 95 150 155 207 214 235 255 

264 
Loquasqussuck Meadow 150 151 

Woods 118 221 
Loquasqussucks 151 
Loquasqusuck 151 
Loquassqussuck Meadow 236 
Lot Ware House 38 39 45 53 285 
Lusher Eleazer 145 212 
MacCarter Andrew 278 
Malins Robert 14 
Man Abraham 73 143 144 152 169 255 

James 86 
Manton Edward 62 63 64 159 160 161 162 
163 244 
Shadrach 39 40 62 63 64 72 90 106 
Shadrach 107 112 135 136 149 159 
160 180 245 248 
Man Widow 25 



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Man William 109 144 255 
Manj Holes 268 
Marsh Rumney 9 
Martin John 131 190 
Masachusett Bay Province of 276 
Masachusetts Colony 34 
Mashachusetts Colony 67 
Mashantatuck 290 
Mashapauge 110 

Brook 220 
Meadow 199 237 
Pond 199 201 259 262 273 
Mashapog 198 
Mashapoge Meadow 198 
Mashappauge Meadows 200 
Mashausuck River 151 
Massachusetts Province of 228 243 266 
Massachusetts Colony 122 137 
Massapaug 212 
Maswansacut Pond 292 
Mathewsou James 220 
Sarah 280 

Zachariah 279 280 281 
Mathuson James 219 220 
MathusoD Zachariah 278 
Mattcson James 121 
Mawrey Joanna 141 

John 113 139 140 141 142 195 281 
282 283 284 

Jonathan 190 298 299 

Joseph 282 

Mary 141 298 299 

Nathaniel 114 139 140 141 142 148 
149 178 195 215 216 226 

Roger 129 130 155 188 189 190 
Mawry John 114 284 
Mawry Nathaniel 113 148 149 216 

Roger 154 
Meaddeld 122 
Meadow Clemence 226 

Great 135 156 162 163 

LoquHsqussick 120 



Bleadow Loquasqussuck 150 151 
Loquassqussuck 236 
Mashapog 198 
Mashapoge 198 
Observation 1 1 7 
Venter 160 
Wanskuck 197 
Wayes 287 
Meadows Mashapauge 199 237 
Mashappauge 200 
Mehetakonitt 114 
Mettetakonitt 114 
Meantenomea 60 
Metetakonitt Meadows 114 
Mettetakonitt Meadows 114 
Mines 29 1 

Moeshasett River 180 
Momoronack 246 t ' 

Momoronock 204 245 
Moody Eliezer 138 
Mooshausick River 87 
Morey Jonathan 190 
Morris Robert 17 18 255 
Mory John 139 

Nathaniel 139 
Moshausich River 162 
, Moshausick River 103 155 162 
! Moshausuck River 207 248 
Moshosick River 103 
Mosquito Cove 1 28 202 2 1 8 
Mowrey Nathaniel 141 
Mo wry John 50 
Muddy Cove 110 
Munsell Thomas 164 
Nahiganset Bay 84 
Nanhigansit Bay 258 

Narraganset Bay 83 87 210 242 248 252 

268 276 281 283 285 287 
288 290 294 296 
Narragansett Bay 20 35 45 49 51 65 82 83 

99 196 198 200 205 206 208 
215 221 230 233 235 238 



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Narragansett Bay 239 240 264 271 279 
Narrigansetts Bay 1 7 
Narrowganset Bay 60 
NarrowgansetR 60 
Narrow Passage 124 237 
Neck 70 89 90 91 103 109 115 118 119 124 
129 135 136 151 154 157 164 165 
166 181 183 186 187 188 191 239 
251 257 279 

Pautuxett 66 

Pomecaosett 146 

Providence 40 59 156 
Neotaconkonitt Hill 35 

River 35 103 
Neotakonconitt Hill 220 

River 220 
Neotakoukonitt Hill 161 
Neotoconkonitt 103 

Hill 224 
Netacoukouitt Hill 228 
New Bristol 139 174 
Newbury Walter 53 
New Fields 40 118 119 135 

Plymouth Colony of 11 129 139 140 

142 188 298 299 
Newport 5 6 7 8 12 17 18 19 20 22 23 27 

33 37 47 53 85 105 117 131 177 178 

196 227 228 254 285 
New York Colony of 128 202 

York County of 218 

York Dominion of 205 

York 204 

Province of 245 246 247 
Nonpluss Hill 226 
North Purchase 243 
Northrupp Stephen 37 
Nurthuppe Stephen 50 
Northupp Stephen 127 170 248 
Northup Stephen 66 88 101 102 104 126 187 
Norwake 139 140 142 
Noteconkenett Hill 40 
Nudaconanet River 100 



Nudaconanett River 100 

Nutaconkenett River 25 29 

Nuteconkenett River 28 

Observation Meadow 117 

Occupasutuxet 256 

Olney Epenetus 8 43 44 53 69 115 124 131 

165 167 171 188 190 217 228 

231 282 272 

James 215 267 285 288 

Thomas 44 51 53 64 65 66 74 76 77 

78 79 80 82 83 84 85 86 

87 88 89 90 91 92 94 102 

115 116 117 118 119 121 

128 124 125 126 128 131 

134 137 141 143 145 151 

152 154 155 156 157 158 

159 160 161 162 163 164 

165 166 167 168 169 173 

176 178 184 185 187 188 

190 192 195 196 197 200 

202 206 208 209 211 212 

217 220 223 224 225 226 

227 231 233 234 237 238 

240 242 244 246 248 250 

251 253 254 266 268 272 

278 274 275 278 281 283 

285 286 288 290 292 293 

295 297 298 299 

junior 20 22 23 24 36 89 43 

44 45 46 84 85 110 112 

113 114 123 149 178 192 

270 298 299 

senior 86 84 87 103 212 267 

280 283 285 286 288 290 

295 

William 149 173 238 238 242 

Opening Second 154 

Osbond Richard 87 

Ossapimsuck Field 225 

Oyster Bay 128 202 218 

Ozbone Richard 57 

Pachaset River 60 



40 



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Pacbasett River 146 

Paine Nathaniel 80 81 82 140 143 176 266 
267 298 299 
Ralph 7 105 131 132 196 
Stephen 80 82 174 176 192 266 267 
298 299 

senior 81 175 298 299 
Palmer George 33 197 

Samuel 89 
Parish Saint James 78 
Parker Mr 259 
Parke William 55 
Park William 55 56 
Passage Narrow 124 237 
Patej Thomas 124 1'56 157 166 180 181 182 

183 184 
Patuxcett 60 
Patuxett 60 70 
Pat J Thomas 41 
Pauchaset River 263 273 294 
Pauchasett River 219 261 263 275 
Pauchassett River 146 219 273 274 
Paugachauge Field 39 
Pautucket Falls 165 
Pautucket River 88 279 
Pautuckett Falls 164 

Pautuckett River 11 13 15 46 50 95 109 HI 

112 113 114 120 137 150 158 
159 175 194 214 221 235 237 
264 271 279 
Pautukett 212 

Pautuxet 92 251 254 256 258 259 260 262 
263 275 296 
Fall 251 254 257 
River 88 257 
Pautuxett 5 6 56 58 64 65 66 70 74 76 91 
92 93 99 103 121 145 146 147 
148 152 160 173 178 185 186 
198 203 212 213 217 218 219 
250 253 255 256 259 260 261 
263 268 273 274 275 
Falls 70 251 



Pautuxett Line 217 
Neck 66 

River 46 64 75 146 186 253 273 
The Purchase of 70 
Vinejard 254 
Pautuckett River 10 
Pawtuxett 58 200 

River 145 250 
Pajne Dorothy 143 
Elizabeth 175 
Nathaniel 80 139 142 143 
Ralph 8 131 132 
Stephen 141 143 174 175 176 
senior 75 
Pearce Ephraim 14 49 143 144 
Peck John 212 

Nicholas 230 
Peirce Ephraim 48 137 138 
Pell John 247 
Perry Anthony 1 1 
Pettinger Rich 89 
Phillipps James 194 195 196 
John IK 
Richard 194 
Phillips James 195 196 

Mary 195 
Picuchasett River 217 
Pierce Ephraim 152 
Pike Robert 92 115 118 134 135 136 
Place Peter 244 
Plain Waybossett 110 
Plarce Ephraim 15 
Plymouth 298 299 

New Colony of 11 129 139 140 

142 188 298 299 
Colony of 9 89 292 
Pomecansett Neck 146 
Pond Broad 156 

Cranberry. 13 15 16 
Flag 43 
Great 16 
Long 110 



[313 J 



Pond Mashapauge 199 201 259 262 273 

Maswaosacut 292 

Preys Flagg 43 

Spectacle 262 

Wallings 99 

Worlds End 158 
Pootatugock 64 
Portsmouth 211 272 
Potter Robert 290 
Power Nicholas 103 

Widow 84 
Pray Elizabeth 212 

Ephraim 50 

John 50 214 215 

Mary 215 

Richard 43 198 212 214 215 
Prey Elizabeth 216 217 

John 159 235 236 264 265 

Richard 215 216 217 225 235 

Sarah 236 
Prey's Flag Pond 43 
Providence Ferry 279 

Neck 40 59 156 
Province Kings 176 185 192 212 
of Masachusett Bay 276 
Massachusetts 228 243 266 
New York 245 246 247 
Pumcansett 146 
Pumgansett 212 
Purchase North 243 
Quakers 53 

Queen's County 88 128 202 205 250 
Queen Mary 213 223 228 229 250 261 
Randall Rebekah 295 

William 205 206 246 247 264 276 
294 295 
Randel William 206 
Reape Joan 219 263 

Joanna 275 
Reapes William 108 
Reddock Henry 232 
Redock Henry 40 



Redway John 228 229 230 243 

Reede John 139 140 141 142 

Reed John 139 

Reepe William 227 

Rehoboth 9 11 16 129 174 175 188 192 228 

229 243 266 298 299 
Rehovah 89 
Reighnolds Valley 158 
Reinolds Valley 10 11 13 15 16 

William 9 10 11 12 
Reynolds William 9 17 
Roades Jeremiah 56 57 58 59 274 275 276 
Rhoades Maudlin 58 59 

Peleg 268 270 274 275 276 
Zachariah 56 57 65 186 274 275 
Rhodes Peleg 148 

ZacUary 145 
Rice John 208 
Richardes George 24 
Rickardes George 19 20 21 22 23 
Rickards George 19 
River Crookfall 92 

Fresh 257 

Great 212 

Mashausuck 151 

Moeshasett 180 

Mooshausick 87 

Moshausich 162 

Mosbausick 103 155 162 

Moshausuck 207 248 

Moshosick 103 

Neotaconkonitt 35 103 

Neotakonconitt 220 

Nudaconanet 100 

Nudaconanett 100 

Nutaconkenett 25 29 

Nuteconckenett 28 

Pachaset 60 

Pachasett 146 

Pauchaset 263 273 294 

Pauchasett 219 261 263 275 

Paughassett 146 219 273 274 



[ 314 ] 



River Pautacket 88 279 






Pautuckett 11 18 15 46 50 95 109 111 


112 113 114 120 137 150 158 


159 175 194 214 221 


235 237 • 


264 271 279 






Pautuxet 88 257 




1 
1 


Pautuxett 46 64 75 146 186 


253 


273 


Pautuckett 10 






Pawtuxett 145 250 




! 


Picuchasett 217 






Salt 65 103 109 146 212 






Seaconke 279 






Wanashquatuckett 39 62 64 




1 


Wanaspatuckett 245 






Wanasquatucket 83 168 296 






Wanasquatuckett 76 78 79 


99 


109 


125 149 159 


160 


166 


167 168 169 


203 


225 


226 276 






Wanasquatukett 149 






Waunashquatuckett 63 64 






Wannashquatuckitt 62 




! 


Wasquadomsett 113 






W enasquetucket 86 






Wenasquetuckett 86 






West 7 8 104 105 106 107 108 168 


244 






Winnastquatuget 83 






Roades Jeremiah 212 






Peleg 147 213 219 263 






Walter 30 31 214 






Zachariah 70 213 274 






Zachary 212 258 






Robberts Christopher 59 






Thomas 59 




; 


Robins Brook 136 184 252 287 






Run 125 






Roberts Thomas 62 103 109 






Rochester 196 




i 


Rockey Hill 128 169 273 






Rock Hunters 227 






Round Cove 237 279 







Roxbury 34 55 67 

Rumney Marsh 9 

Run Robins 125 

Sailes John 200 201 268 269 270 

Saint James Parish 78 

Salem 276 

Salt Cove 279 

River 65 103 109 146 212 
Sasafrax Cove 65 
Satamachut Hill 78 
Saxefrax Cove 146 

Sayles John 10 11 17 45 46 55 66 104 105 
109 200 201 202 211 220 225 253 
268 269 270 
Scarbrough Samuel 67 68 
Schoolmaster 8 
Scotland 60 176 178 229 
Scot Richard 94 

Silvanus 243 
Scott John 9 10 12 13 15 16 18 33 47 109 
110 HI 112 158 
Katherine 94 131 
Mary 94 131 
Rebekah 11 12 111 112 
Richard 9 13 15 54 78 94 124 131 181 
Sarah 94 131 
Sylvanus 243 
Sea 38 53 74 146 257 

Channel 39 45 53 285 
Seaconck 89 
Seaconke River 279 
Sea Side 45 
Scare Jane 86 

Widow 87 
Searle Benjamin 292 
Second Opening 154 
Secotiinkonitt Hill 93 
Sekecequot 179 

Seven Mile Line 8 27 28 68 73 99 101 121 

131 135 136 150 174 196 202 
203 210 217 230 238 248 283 
288 292 



[315] 



Sheapard George 72 
Sheapeard George 72 
Sbeapeord George 73 

Sheldon John 78 91 92 93 94 104 121 122 

203 218 245 259 268 276 
(Tanner) 92 121 
Nehemiah 259 263 264 
Sheldon Nicholas 203 218 

Timothy 121 122 276 
Shepard George 156 
Sichamacbute Hill 121 
Side Waybossett 186 
Smith Benjamin 187 258 

Christopher 69 150 208 248 
Daniel 82 176 

Edward 68 69 151 194 207 208 231 
John 7 122 123 167 174 176 197 241 
283 
junior 106 
John (mason) 16 37 71 89 154 184 
(miller) 90 99 103 106 180 224 
283 
Joseph 7 8 71 72 147 148 184 185 

196 197 
Leonard 7 33 40 107 197 
Phillip 85 86 
Richard Capt 59 
Sarah 224 
Simon 219 

William 226 283 284 285 
Smithfield 71 
Solitary Hill 168 169 
Spectacle Pond 262 
Sprage Jonathan 48 
Sprague Jonathan 240 
Sprauge Jonathan 49 
Spring Cold 16 224 
Stanton John 37 
Steere Hannah 108 

John 44 107 108 203 238 
William 209 211 238 
Steer John 42 



Strange Lett 272 273 

Mary 272 273 
Street 108 

Town 18 19 21 38 39 45 53 74 102 
248 285 
Suckling Thomas 232 
Suffold 55 
Suffolke 67 

County of 34 137 
Sulamachute Hill 92 
Sutimachute 91 

Swamp Cedar 25 28 29 37 38 100 114 220 
Great 90 91 115 129 136 154 
157 163 165 187 188 191 208 
239 
Swansey 129 188 
Sweete James 75 76 257 
Swett James 76 
Taber Phillip 193 
Tabor Phillip 163 
Tailor Robert 86 
Third Lake 162 191 208 
Thomas Estance 162 190 191 192 208 209 
Thome John 250 

Thornton John 55 56 67 148 194 246 

junior 148 149 
Thomas 149 
Throckmorton John 27 28 29 90 145 181 

274 275 
Mr 25 26 
Throgmorton John 64 
Tilar John 84 
Tiler Joan 46 
Tillinghast Lydia 43 107 108 

Pardon 42 43 51 107 108 125 
156 223 224 288 
Tirpin William 248 249 280 
Torrey Joseph 76 145 
TorreyJosiah 138 
Tory Joseph 212 
Town Field 23 157 
Towns Highway 223 



[ 316 ] 



Towns Common 121 

Townsend John 128 203 

Town Street 18 19 21 38 39 45 53 74 102 

248 285 
Turpin William 213 228 
Upper Bailyes Cove 187 

Field 232 
Valley GoUm 149 
Gotham 168 
Reighnolds 158 
Reinolds 10 11 13 15 16 
Venter 159 160 161 
Meadow 160 
Ventor 63 64 

Brook 64 
Venture 100 

Verin Joshua 78 79 158 276 277 
Vincent William 259 261 
Vincin William 217 
Vineyard 70 75 186 251 253 254 257 

Pautuxett 254 
Viusent William 262 273 
Wainsorkett Hill 38 
Walker Samuel 114 
Waller Mathew 82 
Wallers Island 1 65 
Wallinge John 59 

Margaret 28 
Walling James 194 
John 58 

Margaret 28 30 31 33 
Thomas 25 26 28 30 3 J 32 49 50 
60 102 126 127 241 
senior 101 
Wallings Farm 170 241 

Pond 99 
Wanashquatuckett River 39 62 64 
Wanaspatuckett River 245 
Wanasquatucket River 83 168 296 
Wanasquatuckett River 76 78 79 99 109 125 

149 159 160 166 167 
168 169 203 225 226 



Wanasquatuckett River 276 

Wanasquatukett River 149 

Wannashquatuckett River 63 64 

Wannasbquatuckitt River 62 

Wansaukett Hill 113 

Wansaukutt Hill 113 

Wanskuck 44 

Wanskuck Field 43 166 167 

Wanskuck Meadow 197 

Ward John 132 

Thomas 6 7 37 132 180 
William 212 251 

Ware House 74 

Lot 38 39 45 53 285 

Warner John 69 70 71 162 163 164 191 192 

Warwick 51 52 69 70 83 93 197 198 258 

Washburne Joseph 147 

Washburn Joseph 148 

Wasquadomeselt 125 148 152 194 

Wasquadomsett 77 79 124 

Wasquadomsett River 113 

Wasukquatomiscock Hill 48 

Waterman Nathaniel 147 148 149 181 2*^0 

221 227 262 274 275 276 

Waterman Resolved 103 108 109 1 1 1 112 
Richard 65 66 103 145 251 254 
257 274 

Waybossett Hill 200 
Plain 110 
Side 186 

Wayboyssett Hill 199 

Ways Meadow 287 

Way George 32 49 50 72 73 164 

Wayumckeege 48 

Wayunkeakc 88 

Wenasquetucket River 86 
i Wenasquetuckett River 86 
j Wesquadomeset Hill 281 
i Wesquadomesett 115 133 

Wesquadomesett Brook 271 
I Wesquadomsett 112 117 

Wesquadomsett Brook 95 



[817] 



Westchester County of 245 246 
VVestcot Robert 251 

Stukely 83 84 250 254 
Westcott Amos 251 

Stukely 83 145 251 257 274 
Westcottompscutt 139 
Westgate Robert 28 
Westkott Stukely 251 
Weston Francis 145 146 274 

Mathew 40 
Westquadomeset 140 177 
Westquadomesett 140 142 175 266 267 
Westquadonaosett 143 

West River 7 8 104 105 106 107 108 168 
244 
Robert 108 109 
Whiple Eliezer 95 

John 68 
Whippel John senior 110 
Whipple Alice 222 282 

Benjamin 43 44 74 78 

David 79 80 203 

Eliezer 68 69 95 96 97 98 150 151 

206 207 208 221 222 223 
John 6 8 11 15 49 50 52 69 80 96 
97 122 131 145 155 158 
159 167 207 229 235 236 
242 243 244 264 265 266 
276 277 278 
junior 7 9 12 14 15 16 37 38 
39 14 45 48 50 53 55 56 
59 62 64 65 66 67 68 69 
71 72 73 74 75 78 97 99 
112 113 114 181 182 184 
214 298 299 
senior 76 77 78 79 80 95 120 
150 228 
Whipple Jonathan 230 231 240 241 242 244 
252 297 
Joseph 167 168 169 230 231 232 

233 234 270 281 282 283 
Margery 231 



Whipple Mary 98 207 286 

Rebekab 68 75 184 243 265 271 
Samuel 32 72 89 90 91 97 98 99 
110 136 154 155 188 206 
207 208 224 228 286 298 
junior 286 
senior 285 
William 150 151 200 202 207 
White William 124 172 
Whitman Valentine 66 97 199 
Whittman Mary 15 182 199 

Valentine 14 15 48 49 95 96 120 
150 151 152 181 182 
197 198 199 200 202 
207 236 237 
junior 200 
Wickeden William 226 227 
Wickenden 107 

William 35 36 108 
Wickes John 198 
Widow Belloo 90 103 
Man 25 
Power 84 
Wilkenson John 159 

Josias 129 163 189 193 
Lawrence 71 133 172 
Samuel 69 
Wilkeson Josias 192 193 194 

Samuel 271 272 
Wilkinson Josias 163 192 
Lawrence 89 
Samuel 236 266 
Willcock Daniel 273 
Williams Daniel 108 197 224 296 

Joseph 39 84 125 147 148 157 172 
197 220 221 267 268 269 272 
273 274 275 276 
Williams Lydia 270 

Margaret 277 

Providence 48 53 

Robert 8 9 16 17 18 47 54 158 

Roger 9 84 103 110 124 145 225 



[818] 



Williams Roger 253 274 

Samuel 276 277 278 
Willkeuson Josias 194 

Lawrence 1 1 5 
Willmott Elizabeth 9 10 11 

Thomas 9 10 11 
Wilhnutt Thomas 16 
Winnastquatuget River 83 
Winnastquetuget 83 
Winsor Joshua 41 42 103 108 

Samuel 40 41 42 43 108 124 
183 185 
Wise Joseph 34 35 36 55 67 68 100 
Wibe Marj 36 
Woodman John 17 18 
Woods Loquasquassick 120 



156 



Woods Loquasqusick 117 

r^quasqussick 118 119 
Loquasqussuck 118 221 
Woodward Joseph 50 194 215 
Worlds End Pond 158 
Wright George 88 89 
John 128 203 
Jonathan 88 89 
Samuel 124 
York New 204 

New County of 218 

Province of 245 247 
Colony of 128 202 
Dominion of 205 
Province of 246 



INDEX TO DEEDS, ETC. 



[ 820 ] 



INDEX TO 



Dat«. 


Name. 


Inttnunmit. 


Oct. 1, 1665 


Abbott, Daniel C 


Deed 


Oct. 1, 1665 


i( 


Deed 


Dec. 31, 1672 


it 


Deed 


D«c. 81, 1672 


»( 


Deed 


July 6, 1674 


ki 


Deed 


Mar. 8, 1674-5 


a 


Returu 


Mar. 12, 1674-5 


oi 


Return 


Mar. 12, 1674-5 


(k 


Plat 


June 15, 1675 


(< 


Deed 


Dec. 13, 1675 


a 


Deed 


Nov. 25, 1676 


n 


Deed 


April 19, 1681 


Deed 


Nov. 16,1685 


»» 


Return 


Nov. 21, 1685 


t( 


Return 


Mar. 17, 1680-1 


(« 


Dower 



Con- 


Name. 


From 


Robert Williams 


From 


ii 


From 


James Brown 


From 


Jeremiah Brown 


From 


Thomas Walling 


From 


John Throckmorton 


From 


Ex'x.ofThos. Walling 


From 


John Throckmorton 


From 


Jeremiah Rhodes 


F'rom 


Maudlin Rhodes 



[821 ] 



DEEDS. ETC. 



17 
17 

20 



23 

30 
25 



26 
27 
28 

27 
81 

56 
186 
187 

58 



D«serlption. 



House and ground between Chad Brown and William Reynolds. 

A Home share, 5 acres ± common £., Town street W. John Scott N. Chad Brown S. 

Cliad Brown Home share Daniel Abbott N. common E. George Rickard 8. (now 
Deborah Field) highway W., reserving 20 feet square, where Chad Brown and 
wife are buried ; also one-half of R. part of George Rickard lot, bounding E. 
on common, N. of above lot, S. William Field. 

One-half of £. part of George Rickard Home lot, common R., Chad Brown, N. 
William Field (now Deborah Field) S. 

Share of meadow between 4 and 7 mile line, and ^ of Common. 

Two 50 acre shares riglit of John Throckmorton, S. W. from Cedar Swamp, W. of 
Nutaconkenett river, adjoining Widow Mann. 



25 Two 50 acre shares in right of Thomas Walling, near John Throckmorton's, and a 
6 acre lot on his father's right. See Plat annexed. 



Two 50 acre shares and 6 acre lot. 

2 shares containing 140 acres. 

50 acre share between 4 and 7 mile lines and 20 acres upland W. of Cedar Swamp, 
W. of Nutaconkenett River. 

Two 50 acre shares, between 4 and 7 mile lines and 20 acre upland. 

Leave granted by Town to transfer record of THomas Walling's land from old to 
New Book. 

A full right of Common. 

Twenty-four and one-half acres, 1 mile from Providence, on Weybosset side. 

12 acres on Neck, on W. side of Bailey *s Cove — Thomas Harris, Jr., N. Com- 
mon W. and S. W. 

A full right of Common. 



[ 322 ] 



> 



% "' 






Date. 


Name. 


InstmmcBti 


COB- 

▼eyed. 


Name. 




<" 








Oct. 31, 1704 


^ppiyi J^a°>«^ y 


Deed 


To 


Stephen Hawkins 


April 28, 1705 


Angelli Daniel 


Deed 


From 


John Angell 


April 28, 1705 


John ^^ 


Deed 


To 


Daniel Angell 


Julj 16, 1647 


Amoldy Benedict S 


Deed 


From 


John Greene 


Nov. 2, 1650 


14 


Deed 


To 


Stephen Arnold 


Mar. 10, 1660 


4( 


Deed 


From 


William Arnold 


Mar. 10, 1660 


(( 


Deed 


To 


Stephen Arnold 


Nov. 3, 1677 


t4 


Deed 


To 


kk 


Nov. 3, 1677 


(( 


Deed 


To 


(( 


Nov. 7, 1685 


(4 


Return 






Dec. 15, 1685 


et al. 


Return 






Jan. 28, 1691-2 


Amoldy Eleazer 


Return 






June 9, 1691 


Elislia 


Deed 


From 


Ephraim Carpenter 


June 9, 1691 


" and wife 
Susannah 


Deed 


To 


t; 


Feb. 20, 1692-3 


p:iislia 


Mortgage 


From 


Ephraim Carpenter, Jr. 


July 3, 1694 


(( 


Mortgage 


From 


(( (( 



[ 323 ] 



I 



Pace. 



DeseripUon. 



286 



-- --.296 



296 



256 



254 



251 
254 



168 
169 

224 



203 



217 



260 



46 acres W. of Robbin's brook, S. from Wayes meadow, adjoining land of Samuel 
Comstock. 

80 acres E. side of Woonasquatucket River, 5 miles N. W. from Providence har- 
bor, 8. from Capt. Richard Arnold's mill. 

80 acres E. side of Woonasquatucket River, 5 miles N. W. from Providence har- 
bor, S. from Capt. Richard Arnold's mill. 

5 acres on Pawtuxet Neck, John Sweet N., Richard Waterman S., Sea E., Vine- 
yard W. ; also meadow on N. side of Pawtuxet River, adjoining Stukley 
Westcott. 

4 acres meadow and upland, N. and W. of Pawtuxet Vineyard, adjoining Stukley 
Westcott ; also lot N. E. of said Vineyard, adjoining Thomas Clement and Rich- 
ard Waterman. 

Share of land Pawtuxet Neck, William Field N., Thomas Olney S. 

Share of land Pawtuxet Neck, William Field N., Stephen Arnold S., formerly 
Thomas Olney. 

All lands of his father, William Arnold, within bounds of Pawtuxet, between Paw- 
tuxet River and Providence bounds. 

50 acres on Island of Cononicutt, and is to be the southernmost part of land pur- 
chased by me of executor of John Clarke. 

20 acres Woonasquatucket River, on right of, laid out to Joseph Whipple. 

Eighty-six and one-half acres adjoining Rocky Hill, on right of, laid out to Joseph 
Whipple. 

Twelve and one-half acres both sides Cold Spring brook, Eleazer Arnold S. and W. ; 
th« W. end adjoining Samuel Whipple, N. end by said Whipple, formerly James 
Ashton. 

That share of land in Providence, without the 7 mile line, bought of his father, Eph- 
raim Carpenter. 

50 acres William Vincent N., Pocasset River W., Pawtuxet Line S. 



50 acres Providence South line and Stephen Arnold S., Pochasset River W., William 
Vincent N. 



259 One-quarter share meadow on Mashapaug brook. 



[824] 















Date. 


Name. 


Instrament. 

Return 


Con- 
Tcyed. 


Name. 


Nov. 19, 1685 


Arnold, John 








June, 1675 


Richard 




Return 






June, 1675 


a 




Return 






June, 1675 


44 




Return 






Nov. 2, 1650 


Stephen 

• 


s 


Deed 


From 


Benedict Arnold 


Dec. 30, 1665 


" 




Deed 


From 


Stukly Westcott 


June 18, 1656 


44 




Deed 


V rom 


William Carpenter 


Mar. 10, 1660 * 


ik 




Deed 


From 


Benedict Arnold 


Sept. 8, 1663 


44 


et al. 


Release 


From 


John Coles 


June 24, 1670 


«4 




Deed 


From 


John Sayles 


Nov. 3, 1677 


44 




Deed 


From 


Benedict Arnold 


Nov. 3, 1677 


44 




Deed 


From 


44 


May 19, 1682 


44 




Deed 


From 


John Warner 


Nov. 27, 1682 


44 


et al. 


Agreement 






Dec. 2, 1682 


fc4 




Mort. 


From 


Thomas Clemence 


May 16, 1683 


44 




Deed 


t rom 


Andrew Harris 


May 1, 1686 


ki 




Deed 


From 


William Hopkins 


May 12, 1686 


14 




Bond 






Nov. 29, 1686 


44 




Deed 


From 


Edward Bennett 



[ 826 ] 



I>«soiiptloii. 



187 

37 

37 

38 

254 



250 



185 



254 

258 
233 



69 

145 

173 

74 

255 



One and three-fourths acres, right of Benjamin Smith in the Neck, on W. side of 
great swamp, adjoining John Arnold. 

3 acres meadow adjoining Cedar Swamp, S. side of Boston line. 
Share of meadow adjoining Cedar Swamp, S. side of Boston line. 

5 acre meadow N. part Cedar Swamp, S. side of Boston line. 

4 acre meadow and upland N. and W. of Pawtuxet Vineyard, adjoining Stukley 

Westcott ; also lot N. E. of Vineyard, adjoining Thomas Clement and Richard 
Waterman . 

6 acres, being the 7th lot N. from Pautuxet falls ; Richard Waterman N. salt water, 

E. William Carpenter, S. Vineyard W. 

3 lots N. side of Pawtuxet river, near the falls ; Ist lot containing 2 J acres grantee : 
N. William Hackkene, S. River W. ; 2d lot Zachary Rhodes, N. Stephen 
Arnold, S. Vineyard or Pond W. 

Share of land Pawtuxet Neck; William Field N., Stephen Arnold S., formerly 
Thomas Olney. 

All his interest in his father, Robert Coles, land. 

One-thirteenth of Vineyard, N. side of Pawtuxet River. 

All land of his father, William Arnold,. within bounds of Pawtuxet, between Pau- 
tuxet River and Providence bounds. 

50 acres on Island of Cononicut, and is to be Southernmost part of land purchased by 
me of executor of John Clarke. 

S. end of neck E. of Pautuxet Falls water, W. S. and E. Zachariah Rhodes N ; also 
one-third of Vineyard at Pawtuxet. 

To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 

All his land in Town of Providence. 

One-thirteenih of Vineyard N. side of Pawtuxet River. 

60 acres near Loquasqussuck, near George Keech. 



147 Pawtuxet Purchase. 



152 



70 acres upland, bounded on all sides by Towns Common. 



[ 326 ] 



Date. 



Mar. 24, 1689 
Majrll, 1692 



Name. 



Inttrameiit. 



Arnold, Stephen 



Jan. 28, 1681 
June 29, 1685 

Nov. 9, 1685 
Mar. 15, 1686-7 



Mar. 27, 1691 



Jan. 9, 1692-3 



Aug. 31, 1658 
Mar. 10, 1660 
Nov. 3, 1677 



Nov. 27, 1682 
June 3, 1682 



Dec. 24, 1685 
Feb. 25, 1689 
July 14, 1686 
Oct. 27, 1704 



ii 



Susannah, wife of 
Elisha. See 
Elisha Arnold 
and wife 

Thomas 



Deed 



Lease 



li 



k i 



a 



(k 



William 



(4 



(4 



Return 
Deed 

Return 

Deed 

Deed 

Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



heir of 
See Benedict Arnold 



Arnold, WilUam et al, 
Ashton, James 

Baker, Thomas 5. 

4 4 

Balcom, Alexander 
Freegift 



Con- 
Teyed. 



To 



From 



To 



To 



To 



To 



To 



Agreement 



Return 



Name. 



James Dexter 



Peleg Rhodes 



To Samuel Comstock 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



From 



To 



Joseph Whipple 



44 



William Turpin 



Jeremiah Rhodes 
Benedict Arnold 



Ralph Paine 
Joseph Smith 



From I Nathaniel Paine 



From I Henry Brown 



[ 827 ] 



Defloription. 



70 acres N. W. from Providence, bounded on all sides by the Common. 
At Pawtuxet. 



80 acres on right of, laid out to Samuel Comstock. 

30 acres, 2^ miles W. from Providence, Tliomas Walling £., Stephen Northup S., 
and adjoining land of John Brown. 

6 acres right of Stephen Northup in the Neck W. side of great swamp common, N. 
and W.- highway E., Samuel Whipple S. 

10 acres on E. end of row of house lots in Providence called upper field, being 
two lots, one formerly of Thomas Suckling, and one formerly Henry Reddock : 
highway W. John Brown E. Epenetus Olney N., Dexter's Lane S. 

7 J acres common, Gregory Dexter and Benjamin Hearnton N. common, and Ben- 
jamin Hearuton E. Hearnton Lane S., and highway W. 

Mansion and home lot of 5 acres Town Street E. Moshassuck River W., highway 
N. Thomas Olney S. ; also 3 acres meadow W. side of said river opposite 5 acre 
lot ; also one-half right of Common. 

Meadow on Mashapauge brook and land at Pumgansett. 

A share of land Pawtuxet Neck, William Field N., Thomas Olney S. 



To divide Pawtuxet purchase. 

Ware House lot bounding E. with street, and W. with Sea against S. part of his 
home share. 

25 acres of Commoning purchased of Joseph Smith. 

A right of Common. 

One-sixth lot at Westquadomesett. 

15 acres Neutaconkonitt Hill. 

42 



[ 328 ] 







■ " 


■ 




Date. 


Name. 


Instrument. 


Con- 
Tejred. 


Name. 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


BalloUy UaDDah, et al. 


Deed 


To 

i 


John Ballou 

1 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


(i (( 


Deed 


From 


Heirs of Maturene Rallc 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


^ ' Hannah, Jr., etal. 


Deed 


From 


4( CC 


1683 


• 

James 


Return 






Mar. 1, 1685-6 


1 
'' i Deed 


From 


W( n 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


1 

" et al. 1 Deed 


To 


Peter Ballou 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


John 


Deed 


From 


Heirs of Maturetie Ball 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


'' et al. 


Deed 


To 


Hannah Ballon et al. 


April 11, 1685 


t 

" Return 

1 






April 1 1 , 1 685 


'' Return 




Feb. 17, 1684-5 


1 
Maturene, et al. [ Return 

1 


1 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


'* heirs of 
division 


Deed 


To 


Hannah Ballou et al. 


April 11, 1685 


i( 


Return 






April 11, 1685 


a 


Return 


! 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


Peter 


Deed 


From ; Heirs of Matureene 
1 Ballou 


Mar. 1, 1685-6 


'' etal. Deed 


To 


James Ballou 


Nov. 29, 1686 


1 
Bennett. Edward / \ 

' 1 


Deed 


To 

1 


Stephen Arnold 



[ 329 ] 



Paffe* Description. 



134 60 acres upland and share of meadow in second division right of common, 1 acre of 
swamp, one-half 6 acre lot in Neck. 

134 The house lot of Robert Pike and Maturene Ballou, 1 share of meadow in Great 
meadow, right of Common. 

134' House lots of Robert Pike and Maturene Ballou, I share of meadow at Great 
meadow, and right of Common. , 

92 10 acres on Croockfall River adjoining Edward Inman. 

134 70 acres upland in second division, piece of swamp, right of Common, one-quarter of 
6 acre lot in Neck. 

134 10 acres bought of Samuel Whipple west of Robbin*s brook. 11 acres swamp in 
Great swamp in the neck, right of common, one-quarter of 6 acre lot in neck. 

134 60 acres upland and share of meadow in second division — right of common, 1 
acre of swamp, and one-half 6 acre lot in Neck. 

134 The house lots of Robert Pike and Maturene Ballou, one share of meadow at Great 
Meadow right of Common. 

119 1 acre swamp adjoining 10 acre lot of John Ballou in Loquasqussuck woods. 

119 10 acre swamp in Loquasqussuck woods, adjoining Benjamin Hearnton. 

115 11 acres in Neck, Highway E., Daniel Brown, W. Thomas Field, N. 

134 One lot on Neck, 10 acres West of Robbins brook, land West of 7 mile line, etc. 
The house lots of Robert Pike and Maturene Ballou, a share of meadow in 
Great Meadow, right of Common, 130 acres in second division. 

118 2 acres swamp in Loquasqussuck Woods, adjoining Daniel Brown and John Ballou. 

119 1 acre swamp adjoining 10 acre lot of John Ballou in Loquasqussick Woods. 

134 10 acres bought of Samuel Whipple, W. of Robbins brook, 11 acres swamp in the 
Neck, right of Common, one-quarter of 6 acre lot in Neck. 

134 70 acres upland in 2d division, piece of swamp right of Common, one-quarter of 6 
acre lot in Neck. 

152 70 acre upland, bounded on all sides by Town's Common. 



[ 380 ] 






Dftto. 


Name. 


Initrament. 


Con. 


Name. 


Nov. 29, 1686 


Bennottt Samuel, devi- 
see of 


Deed 


To 


Stephen Arnold 


Oct. 27, 1704 


Bemon, Gabriel 

• ■ /^ 


Deed 


From 


Samuel Whipple 


Jan. 29, 1700 


Blackmar, James _j 


Release 


From 


Exrs. of Stephen Paiae 


July 29, 1682 


Blackstone, John . 


Deed 


To 


Ephraim Peirce 


July 29, 1682 


" Wm., heir 

of 


Deed 


To 


(4 


Nov. 10, 1670 

« 


Borden, Mary, wife of 
Thomas, et al. 


Deed 


From 


William Harris 


June 3, 1685 


Brooks, Timothy, and 
, • wife Mehitable 


Deed 


To 


Henry Ksten 


June 8, 1685 


4( 


Deed 


To 


Henry Esten 


April 11,1685 


Brown, Damel 


Return 






Oct. 27, 1704 


Henry 


Deed 


To 


Freegift Balcom 


April 21, 1680 


ii 


Affidavit 






Dec. 30, 1672 

* 


James Deed 


From 


John Brown 


Dec. 31, 1672 


k( 


Deed 


To 


Daniel Abbott 


Mar. 17, 1696 


41 


Deed 


To 


Jonathan Whipple 


Dec. 21, 1672 


Jeremiah 


Deed 


From 


John Brown 



[331] 



P»ge. 

162 

285 

266 
137 

137 

60 

129 



Desoriptlon. 



70 acres upland, bounded on all sides by Town's Common. 

Ware house lot, S. part of Providence, Town St., E., Common, S., James Olney, 
N., harbour, W. 

Westquadomesett. 

One-half of 65 acres, Pawtucket River, E., Common, S., grantee, W., Common, 
N. and S. 

One-half of 65 acres, Pawtucket River, E., Common, N. and S., grantee, W. 
House and 150 acres, both sides of Pocasset River. 



12 acres in Neck adjoining Abraham Harding, Stephen Harding, John Arnold and 
Josias Wilkinson. 



I 



188 I 12 acres in Neck N. part of Great Swamp, adjoining Abraham and Stephen Harding, 
, John Arnold, and Josias Wilkinson. 

117 59 acres Loquasqusick woods between houses of James Hallou and Benjamin Hearn- 
I ton, Jr., both sides of small stream. 

288 15 acres Netaconkonitt Hill. 

52 Testimony as to execution of deed, John Lippitt to Arthur Fenner. 

18 i Home share formerly belonging to Chad Brown, Daniel Abbott N., George Rickard 
lot, S., (now in possession of Deborah Field), Common E., highway W., 
Reserving 20 feet square where Chad Brown and wife are buried, also one-half of 
E. part of George Rickard lot, bounding E. on common, N. on above lot, and S. 
on the Field lot. 



20 



251 



22 



Chad Browns Home share, Daniel Abbott, N., Common, E., George Rickard, S., 
(now in possession of Deborah Field), highway, W., Reserving 20 feet square, 
where Chad Brown is buried, also one-half of E. part of George Rickard lot, 
bounding E. on common, N. on above lot, and S. on William Field. 

3 acre meadow on Robbins brook, two and one- half miles N. W. from Providence 
harbor. 

One-half of E. part of George Rickard Home lot, common E., Chad Brown, N. 
William Fields, lot S., (now Deborah Field). 



[ 382 ] 



Date. 



Name. 



Dec. 31, 1672 BrOWll, Jeremiah 



Dec. 21, 1672 



John 



InttmniMit. 



Deed 



Deed 



Con- 
▼eyed. 



Maine. 



To Daniel Abbott 



To ' Jeremiah Brown 



Dec. 30, 1672 



(( 



Deed 



'■^ 



Fo James Brown 

I 



Aug. 26, 1680 



4( 



Deed 



To Thomas Patey 



Sept. 6, 1704 , BurlingamO, Peter Deed 



From I Roger Riirliiigame 



/ 



Sept. 6, 1704 



Roger ' . ' Deed 



To Peter Biirlingame 



\ . 



■^, Nov. 27, 1682 Carpenter, Benj., ct al. Agreement 
May 12, 1686 ^* '* Bond 



May 29, 1693 



i* ik 



Deed 



Kroni Joseph Williams et al. 



May 25, lOSf) 



KphrHim Deed 



To Susanna Carpenter 



May 2;), l(;s:) 
June 9, 1691 



Deed 
Di^ed 



To Kphraim Carpenter, Jr, 
To Klisha Arnold 



June 9, 1691 
FVh. 20, 1692-3 



May 25, 1685 
Feb. 20, 1692-3 



July 3, 1694 



ik %i 



Deed 
Deed 



Kpliraiin, Jr. I)ee<l 



hi 



Moit. 



' Mort. 



From Klisha Arnold and wife 
To Silas Carpenter 



From Kphraim Carpenter 
To Klisha Arnold 



lo 



b4 



ii 



183 



147 



217 
262 



269 



[ 388 ] 



Page. I I>«BGriptloii. 



23 Otie-hair E. part George Rickard home lot, commou E., Chad Brown N., William 
Field S. 

22 I One-half E. part George Rickard home lot, Common E., Chad Brown N., William 
I Field S., (now Deborah Field). 

• 
18 Home share formerly belonging to Chad Brown, Daniel Abbott lot N., George Rick-, 
ard S., (now Deborah Field), common E., Highway W., Reserving 20 feet 
square where Chad Brown and wife are buried, also one-half of E. part of George 
Rickard lot bounding N. on above lot, E. on common, S. on William Field. 



14 acres in Neck, Samuel Winsor S., Common and Epenetus Olney E., said Olney 
N., Thomas Harris and Patey W. 



290 Mansion house and 50 acres, Mashantatuck mansion-house lot is bounded S. E., and 
W. by highways, Robert Potter N., also lot near mines. 

290 Mansion house and 50 acres, Mashantatuck, mansion house lot is bounded S. E., W. 
by highways, Robert Potter N., also lot near the mines. 

I 

145 , To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 



Pawtuxet Purchase. 



220 Meadow on Mashapauge brook, John Sayles, N., William Arnold, S., also 6 acres 
upland, John Sayles, W., Silas and Benjamin Carpenter, S. 

128 House lot of 50 acres, Rocky Hill, also 150 acres within 7 mile line, and one-third of 
j Common. 

I 

202 I All land in Providence lieing without 7 mile line. 

203 That share of land in Providence without 7 mile line bought of his father, Ephraim 
Carpenter. 



50 acres, William Vincent, N., Pocasset River, W., Pawtuxet River, S. 

20 acres, S. by Providence South line and by land of Nathaniel Waterman, W. by 
Spectacle Pond, E. by Mashapaug Pond, N. by meadow of William Vincent ; 20 
acres, S. by Providence South line, E. by Spectacle Pond. 



202 All land in Providence lieing without 7 mile line. 
260 



50 acres. Providence South line and Stephen Arnold, S., Pochasset River, W., 
William Vincent, N. 

One-quarter share meadow on Mashapaug brook. 



[884] 



Date. 



Nov. 27, 1682 
May 12, 1686 
Jan. 25, 1692-3 

Feb. 20, 1692-3 



Name. 



May 29, 1693 



i( i( 



a 



a 



a k( 



Inttrament. 



Carpenteri Silas, et al. , Agreement 

Bond 



Deed 



Deed 



Con- 
reyed. 



Name. 



From I William Carpenter 



Deed From Ephraim Carpenter 



From Nathaniel Waterman eti 



Nov. 10, 1670 



May 25, 1685 

Nov. 27, 1682 
May 12, 1686 



Susannah, Deed 
wife of Eph- 
raim, et al. I 

Susanna Deed 



Timothy et al. Agreement 



From William Harris 



From Ephraim Carpenter 



4( 



'* Bond 



Feb. 9, 1645 Carpenter, William S Deed 
April 1, 1654 ^' Deed 

June 18, 1656 I *' Deed 



Jan. 27, 1658 

Jan. 27, 1659 

Sept. 8, 1663 
Nov. 27, 1682 
April 25, 1683 
Jan. 25,1692-3 



From William Field 

From William Harris 

i 

To Stephen Arnold 



fch 



(k 



Deed 



Deed 



a 



a 



a 



ik 



etal. 



Release 


From 


Agreement 




Deed 


To 


Deed 


To 



From Thomas Clemeuce 



From Thomas Olney 



John Coles 



Nathaniel Waterman 



Silas Carpenter 



[ 886 ] 



P»ge. 

145 
147 



Desoriptlon. 



To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 
Pawtuxet Purchase. 



218 . The right of land in Provideuce, given to grantor by his grandfather, William Car- 
[ penter. 

262 20 acres, 8. by Providence South line and by land of Nathaniel Waterman, Specta- 
I cle Pond, W., Mashapaug Pond, £., William Vincent, N. ; 20 acres, Providence 
South line, 8., Spectacle Pond, E. 



220 



Meadow on Mashapauge brook, John Sayles, N., William Arnold, S. ; also 6 acres 
upland, John Sayles, W., Silas and Benjamin Carpenter, S. 



60 House and 150 acres, both sides of Pocasset River. 



128 House lot of 50 acres. Rocky Hill ; also 150 acres within 7 mile line, and one-third of 
Common. 

145 ; To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 

147 Pawtuxet Purchase. 

64 Between a hill and Pawtuxet River at Pootatugock. 

65 4 acres at Pawtuxet joining Richard Waterman meadow. 

185 3 lots N. side of Pawtuxet River near the falls, 1st lot, containing 2 J acres ; William 
Hackkene S., River W., Stephen Arnold N., 2d lot Stephen Arnold S., 
Vineyard or Pond W. Zachary Rhodes N. 

66 5 acres Pawtucket neck, Richard Waterman E., highway W., William Harris N., 

John Greene S. 

65 I On salt river at Pawtuxet line, bounding S. on highway ; also neck between river, 
the above land and Broad or Sasafrax coves. 

258 All his interest in his father, Robert Cole's land. 

145 j To divide Pawtuxei Purchase. 

273 Pawtuxet lands. 



218 



The right of land in Providence given to grantee by his grandfather, William Car- 
penter, 

43 



[ 386 ] 



Date. 



Nam«. 



Inttroment. 



July 3, 1694 

Feb. 2, 1681 
Mar. 18, 1681 
April 13, 1685 
Dec. 7, 1677 
Feb. 19, 1677-8 



Carpentor, William, '• Mortgage 

heir of 



Clarke, John 

*' Exr. of 



it 
Walter et al. 



(i 



Return 

Deed 

Return 

Deed 

Deed 



Dec. 18, 1667 Clauson, John 



Dec. 9, 1693 
Dec. 9, 1693 



Jan. 27, 1658 



June 12, 1665 



July 27, 1680 



Dec. 2, 1682 
Dec. 3, 1685 
Mar. 29, 1686 



Sept. 26, 1687 
Sept. 8, 1663 
June 11, 1656 



Clemence or Clements, 

Richard, and wife Sarah I Return 



Clemence, Sarah, wife 

of Richard 
See Richard Clemence 

and wife 



Clemence, Thomas Deed 



4i 



k( 



li 



(( 



(i 



» k 



Coles, John 
Mary 



Deed 

Deed 

Mortgage 

Return 

Return 

Deed 

Release 

Release 



Con- 
reyed. 



To 



N 



To 



Elisha Arnold 



Thomas Olney, Jr. 



From John Grossman 



To 



John Scott, heirs 



To 



To 



William Carpenter 



John Scott 



From Town of Providence 



To I Stephen Arnold 



To 



To 



To 



George Keech 
William Carpenter et a 



Valentine Whitman 



[ 337 ] 



Description. 



259 

43 
85 
117 
53 
12 

84 
224 



66 

109 

54 

173 
149 
149 



258 



One-quarter share meadow on Mashapaug brook. 

104 acres near Wanskuck in right of, laid out to Thomas Olney, Jr. 

A full purchase right. 

70 acres near Observation Meadow ; Thomas Olney N. Highway W. 

Cow cove, chiefly bounded on sea or river. 

63 acres, Pawtucket River, E. and N. E., Common N. W. Reynold's Valley, S. 
Cranberry Pond, S. W. 

Land formerly of, sold by Roger Williams. 

40 acres, right of John Smith (miller), 2 miles W. from said Clemence dwelling 
house, and 1 mile N. W. from N. end of Neotoconkonitt Hill; also 2J acres W. 
side of Woonasquatucket River, and adjoining N. part of said Clemence farm. 



5 acres Pawtuxet Neck ; Richard Waterman E. highway W. ; William Harris N. ; 
John Greene S. 

20 acres near Long Pond, John Field, S., Roger Williams, N., a valley E. that leads 
to a stream running into Hawkins Cove. 

3 acres Robert Williams, S., Richard Scott, N., Thomas Clemence, E., Benedict 
Arnold, W. 

All his land in Town of Providence. 

8 acres Gotam Valley, Nathaniel Waterman, S., Woonasquatucket River, N. and E. 

Twenty-two and one-half acres, Shadrach Manton and Common, N., Common, E., 
Woonasquatucket River, W., also 3 acres adjoining said Clements land. 



185 30 acres on River. 



All his interest in his father Robert Coles land. 



197 Mashapoge Meadow and 25 acres upland adjoining. 



[ 888 ] 



•^ 


»— • 


Sept. 8, 1669 


Coles, Koliert, heir of 


Not. 27, 1682 


et »1. 




wife of 

See Mwy Coles 


Jiin.8, 16-8 


ColwelU Roliert 



Nov. II, 1685 I ComBtOck, Dnniel 



MKyai, 168/i 




June 29, 1685 




Nov. 11, 168f» 


■ 


July 5, 16ft7 




Jniie 10, ]l>9.5 


_^ 


June 3, lfi82 


Crawford, Giden 


Feb. 10, 1701-5 




May 17, 1708 1 


Dec. 7, IG77 


CroBBinan, -loim 



Aug. 27, inHst I Bailey, J"i'u 

Jiiuc 4, ie9(> I Dexter, Gregory, 



InMrnmmt, 

Relenne 

Agreement 
Deeil 



Deed 
l>ee.l 



Deed 
Pint 
Deed 



To Willinm Carpenter ct i 



To ' Valenline Whitman 



From 
From 



Jnliii Smith 
Th'imna Arnold 



John Field 
Joimlhmi Whipple 

WitliAm Raudall 



John Knston, et nl., fc 
use of (^UHkei 



[ 839 ] 



258 
145 
198 



38 
155 
102 
101 

122 

126 

155 
170 

240 



Front- 
ispiece 



Description. 



All land in Providence. 

To divide Pawtuxet purchase. 

Upland and meadow at Mashapog. 



5 acres meadow in Great Swamp in right of, land out to Richard Arnold. 

23 acres, 3 miles N. from Providence, in right of, land out to Samuel Whipple. 

Three-fourth acre adjoining grantee's dwelling. 

30 acres S. W. part of Thomas Waitings farm, adjoining John Brown and Stephen 
North up Plat attached. 

25 acres and commoning formerly granted to John Smith. 

30 acres, two and one-half miles W. from Providence, Thomas Walling, E., Stephen 
Northup, S., and adjoining land of John Brown. 

Land in right of, laid out to Samuel Whipple. 

2 acres meadow, right of Stephen Nortliup, adjoining Waiting's farm and land of said 
Comstock. 

60 acres near S. end of Walling's farm, adjoining John Smith, a highway running 
tlirough said 60 acres. 



74 Highway past lot of to Providence Harbor. 
293 One-half of 80 acres W. side of Pocasset River, laid out to grantor Nov. 21, 1702. 
95 acres, Mashantatat. 
53 ■ Cow Cove, chiefly bounded on Sea or River, 



194 I 50 acres on Pawtucket River at Westquadomesett, also 40 acres at Westquadomesett ; 
Nathaniel Mowry, N., Joseph Buckland, K., James Walling, S., Jolm Thorn- 
ton, W. 



244 



2 house lots, of 5 acres each, bounding highway N. E. and W., Edward Man- 
ton, S. 



[ 840 ] 



\' 



^\ 



JDato. 



June 4, 1696 



Jane 4, 1696 



June 4, 1696 
Mar. 24, 1689 
June 4, 1696 
June 4, 1696 



Aug. 12, 1650 
Feb. 28, 1692-3 



Aug. 12, 1650 
Dec. 7, 1677 
June 2, 1687 



Name. 



Dexter, Gregory 



(( 



Isabel 
James 



a 



Peleg 



June 3, 1685 
June 3, 1685 



Nov. 18, 1685 



DickinSi Natlmniel 



John 



Earle, Ralph 

\ « «. 1 * » 

Easton,*lohn 



Edmunds, Andrew 



Estance or Esten^ 

Henry 



(( 



Feb. 12, 1685-6 



Instrament. 



Life estate 



Deed 



Life estate 
Deed 
Deed 
Deed 




To 



To 



From 



From 



Name. 



Isabel Dexteret, a1.. 



Peleg Dexter, et al.. 



Gregory Dexter 
Stephen Arnold 



From ! Gregory Dexter 



From 



ik 



44 



Deed 
Deed 

Deed 
Deed 
Return 



To 
From 

From 
From 



Ralph Karle 
Eieazer Whipple 



Nathaniel Dickens 
John Grossman 



*' and wife 
Elizabeth 



Deed 



Deed 



Return 



From 



From 



44 



Deed 



From 



Timothy Brooks and wife 
Timothy Brooks and wife 



Kstance Thomas 



[841 ] 



Pase. 



244 



244 



244 
258 
244 
244 



211 
221 

211 

53 

237 

129 



190 



Description. 



A house lot adjoining house lot given son, Peleg Dexter, E. and W. on highways, 
Edward Man ton, 8. 

House and lot of 5 acres, highway W., N., and E. ; S. by lot given granddaughter, 
Isabel Dexter, for life ; also 10 acres low land, E. and N. E. side of West 
River, William Hawkins, E., Jolin Whipple, N. ; also the remainder of the house 
lot above given to daughter, Isabel Dexter, for life. 

House lot, Peleg Dexter, N., highways E. and W., Edward Manton, S. 

70 acres N. W. from Providence, bounded on all sides by the Common. 

2 house lots, 5 acres each, highway N.-E. and W., Edward Manton, S. 

House and lot of 5 acres, highway N.-E. and W. ; S. on lot given Isabel Dexter, 
for life ; also 10 acres low land, E. and N.-E. side of West River, John Whid- 
ple, N., William Hawkins, E. ; also the remainder of the lot given to Isabel 
Dexter. 

All my land in Providence. 

36 acres Loquasqussuck woods near Pawtucket River, John Inman, N. and W., 
Thomas Hopkins, S., Common. E. 

All my land in Providence. 

Cow Cove chiefly bounded on Sea or River. 

9 acres Round cove at Narrow passage, Henry Brown, N., Pawtucket River, E. and 
8. E., said Edmunds and Round Cove, W., plat annexed. 

12 acres in Neck adjoining Abraham Harding, Stephen Harding, John Arnold, 
and Josias Wilkinson. 



188 ! 12 acres in Neck, N. part of Great Swamp adjoining Abraham and Stephen Harding, 
I John Arnold, and Josias Wilkinson. 

162 \ Eleven and three-fourth ^acres between Third lake and Great meadow and between 
Moshassuck river and the highway, Anna Harris and the Common N., John 
Whipple, S., Anna Harris and said river W., highway £. 



Dwelling house and 27 acres both sides of brook called Third lake also one-half of 
60 acres right of John Warner, also one-half of 10 acres right of John Warner, 
also land in Neck in Great Swamp between Gregory Dexter and John Arnold, 
also right of John Warner in Common. 



[842] 



Date. 



Apr. 24, 1686 



Apr. 24, 1686 



Feb. 20, 1639 
Dec. 21, 1691 



Nov. 4, 1685 



Sept. 23, 1685 



July 16, 1688 

Dec. 21, 1691 

Dec. 21, 1691 

Dee. 21, 1691 

Dec. 21, 1691 

April 30, 1681 
April 27, 1652 
May 28, 1673 

Nov. 27, 1682 
July 7, 1684 




Estance or Eaten, 

Henry and wife 
Elizabeth 



a 



n 



t( 



Return 



Return 



'i^ 



rbomas 



(( 



4( 



(( 



ii 



i k 



Deed 



Deed 



Return 



Return 



fck 



Jr. 



Everendens, Anthony 
Fenner, Arthur 



(W 



(( 



4( 



et at. 



Deed 

Deed 

Deed 

Deed 

Deed 

Plat 

Deed 

Deed 

Agreeme't 
Deed 



From 



From 



Name. 



Josias Wilkinson 
Thomas Kstanee 



From 



From 



To 



To 



From 



Jonathan Mowry 



Estance Thomas 



Thomas Estance Jr. 



Henry Estance 



Estance Thomas 



From i John Lippitt 



From 



To 



Joseph Wise 



John Sheldon 



[ 848 ] . 



Deeorlption. 



169 



192 
210 

164 

162 



190 

208 

208 

210 

208 

74 
51 
34 

145 
91 



163 Two and five-eighth acres, E. side of N. part of Great Swamp, Abraham Hardin, 
N., Henry Estance, W., Common, E. and S. 



Eight and one-fourth acres, Josias Wilkinson, N., Heirs of Phillip Tabor, W., 
Common and Rowland Jones, S., Common, E., also lot bounded W. on 
said Wilkinson, Common and John Arnold, E., Henry Estance, N., Com- 
mon, S. 

6 acres, Henry Esten, N. and E., Phillip Taber and said Esten, S., highway, W. 

One-half of 60 acres right of John Warner in Second division 5 or 6 miles W. from 
Providence. 

4 acres in the Neck, Thomas Munsell, W., Samuel Comstock, E., John Dexter, S., 
Common, N. 

20 acres E. side of 4 mile line adjoining said Thomas* land on N., and on N. side 
of brook called 3d lake; Common N., highway E., Thomas' land and said 
brook E., Anne Harris W. 

12 acres in Neck, N. part of Great Swamp, adjoining Abraham and Stephen Hard- 
ing, John Arnold and Josias Wilkinson. 

« 
20 acres bought of Christopher Smith ; 4 acres meadow bought of John Rice on 

both sides of Third lake in Great Swamp. 

20 acres bought of Christopher Smith, and 4 acres meadow lot of John Rice on both 
sides of Third Lake in Great Swamp. 

One-half of 60 acre right of John Warner in second division, 5 or 6 miles W. from 
Providence. 

20 acres bought of Christopher Smith ; 4 acres of meadow bought of John Rice, 
both side of third lake or Great Swamp. 

Meadow adjoining Benjamin Whipple. 

All his land in Providence except 5 acre lot and 3 acres of meadow. 

14 acres S. side of Neotaconkconkonitt River, near S. end of Neotacoukonitt Hill, 
Arthur Fenner W. and S. 

To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 

60 acres 4 miles W. from the Town at Sutimachute grantee and common S. and 
N., highway E., common W. 

44 



• [ 844 ] 



. I 



\'' 



\l 





Date. 


July 


7, 1684 




1686 


May 


12, 1686 


Aug. 


20, 1680 


June 


12, 1704 


June 


3, 1862 


July 


5, 1687 


Dec. 


28, 1696 


Nov. 


27, 1682 



April 25, 1683 
May 12, 1686 
Feb. 9, 1645 
April 14, 1645 

May 13, 1654 
Nov. 27, 1682 
Nov. 8, 1677 

Nov. 1, 1684 



Sept. 9, 1687 



Sept. 19, 1687 



Name. 


Initnunmit* 


Con- 
Teyed. 


Name. 


Fenner, Arthur 


Deed 


From 


John Sheldon 


'' et al. 


Return 




« 


** et al. 


Bond 






ThomaA 


Deed 


From 


Andrew Harris 


44 


Deed 


From 


Zachariah Mathewson 


Field, •^^^^ 








44 


Deed 


To 


Samuel Comstock 


4t 


Deed 


To 


John Gurncy 


Thomas 


Agreement 






" et al. 


Deed 


From 


William Carpenter 


44 44 


Bond 






-^ William 


Deed 


To 


William Carpenter 


44 


Deed 


To 


Thomas Olney 


\ 
44 


Deed 


To 


Thomas Olney 


'* heir of et. al. 


Agreement 






Fitch, John ) r 


Deed 


To 


Rebecca Scott 


Fowler, Heury \ 1 ' 


Deed 


To 


William Randall 


44 


Deed 


To 


Newell Fowler 


4C 


Deed 


To 


William Fowler 




[ 845 ] 



Desoription. 



92 
227 

147 

99 

278 

74 

170 

292 

145 
278 
147 

64 

86 

87 

145 

11 

246 



245 



204 



70 acres Secotunkonitt hill ; also 20 acres upon the right of William Hopkins. 

10 acres meadow and upland, one-half mile W. of Hunter's Rock, W. by brink of 
hill and land of William Reepe, Chad Brown N. 

Pawtuxet Purchase. 

60 acres W. side of Nudaconanet brook, grantee S., Joseph Wise and common E. ; 
also 10 acres near Venture, William Carpenter W. and North. 

3 acres W. part of Round Cove, Pawtucket River. 

Highway, past lot of to Providence Harbor. 

2 acres meadow in right of Stephen Northup, adjoining Waiting's farm and land of 
said Comstock. 

60 acres 1 mile E. of Maswansacut Pond ; also 5 acres meadow adjoining above and 
bounding on land of Anthony Evernden ; also one-half purchase of common. 

To divide Pawtuxet Purchase, and he lo have Field's Point. 

Pawtuxet lands. 

Pawtuxet Purchase. 

Between a hill and Pawtuxet River at Pootatugock. 

5 acres S. side Wonasquatucket River, joining Thomas Olney on the E. ; also 5 
acres adjoining on the E., and Jane Sears S. 

Two shares meadow on Mooshassuck River, joining Common and widow Sears. 

To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 

41 J acres Reynold's Valley, 4 miles from Providence; Pawtucket River E. ; John 
Scott N. ; Swamp S., a hill W. 

60 acres, and 20 acres with 2 shares of meailow ; also 2 acres of meadow at Chita- 
amachute, and one acre meadow to make a whole share at Pond end adjoining 
meadow of John Thornton. 

80 acres on a plain by Samuel Bennett, 10 acres Wonasquatucket River, and one- 
half his privilege of Common. 

All his land in Providence except land given to his daughter, Newell Fowler. 



[ 846 ] 



> I 
' i 






\- J 



. /■ 



Date. 


Name. 


Initmment. 


Con- 
Teyed. 


Name. 


Dec. 29, 1690 


Fowler, John 


Deed 


From 


William Fowler 


April 27, 1691 


«i 


Deed 


To 


William Randall 


Feb. 11, 1692-3 


••i 


Deed 


From 


Joan Reape, et al. 


May 27, 1699 


(( 


Deed 


To 


Nehemiah Sheldon 


Sept. 9, 1687 


Newell 


Deed 


From 


Henry Fowler 


Sept. 19, 1617 


Fowler, William 5 


Deed 


From 


Henry Fowler 


Dec. 29, 1690 


t( 


Deed 


To 


John Fowler 


Nov. 30, 1688 


Gardiner or Gardner, 

George 


Receipt 






Jan 9, 1691 


George, heir of 


Deed 


To 


William Hawkins 


Jan. 9, 1691 


Joseph 


Deed 


To 


(( 


Nov. 30, 1688 


Mary 


Receipt 






July 16, 1647 


Greene, John S 


Deed 


To 


Benedict Arnold 


Nov. 27, 1682 


&' ■ 

*' et al. 


Agreement 






Dec. 28, 1696 


Gumey, John 


Deed 


From 


John Field 


Jan. 15, 1694-5 


Hardin, Abraham 


Deed 


From 


Stephen Hardin 


Jan. 15, 1694-5 


Stephen 

Harrington, 

See Hearnden and Hearnton 


Deed 


To 

1 


Abraham Hardin 




[847] 



Det ml pttoB. 



250 
205 

219 
263 
245 



37 
227 
227 



All the land in Proridence bought by grantor of Henry Fowler on page 204. 

All the land in Providence formerly owned by Henry Fowler (except land given to his 
daughter, Newell Fowler). 

One-eighth of land W. side of Pocasset River, belonging to proprietors of Pawtuzet. 

« 

My dwelling house and land W. side of Pauchasset River. 

80 acres on a plain by Samuel Bennett ; also 10 acres Wonasquatucket River, and 
one-half his privilege of common. 



I 

204 I All his land in Providence except land given to his daughter, Newell Fowler. 

250 All the land in Providence bought of grantor of Henry Fowler on page 204 of this 
book. 



Legacy £20 given to daughter Mary Gardiner. 

12 acres in Newport. 

12 acres in Newport, formerly owned by George Gardiner. 



37 Legacy £20, will of George Gardiner. 

256 50 acres on Pawtuxet Neck ; John Sweet N., Richard Waterman S., Sea E., Vine- 
yard W. ; also meadow on N. side of Pawtuxet river adjoining Stukley Westcott. 

145 To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 

292 60 acres 1 mile E. of Maswansacut pond ; also 5 acres meadow adjoining above, 
adjoining Anthony Evernden ; also one-half purchase of Common. 

239 8 acres on Neck on brook running out of Great swamp ; grantee E., grantor W., 
two brooks and Henry Estance S. : also one-quarter acre near above, adjoining 
W. on Road. 

239 8 acres in Neck on brook running out of Great Swamp ; grantee E., grantor \V., two 
brooks and Henry Estance S. ; also one-quarter acre near above adjoining W. on 
Road. 



-1 



[848] 



1 t 



' i 



( : 



. 


I>»te. 


Name. 


Initmment. 


Con- 
Teyed. 


Name. 


Nov. 10, 1670 


TfRiris, Anarew, et al. 


Deed 


From 


William Harris 


Aug. 20, 1680 


w4 


Deed 


To 


Thomas Fenuer 


Nov. 21, 1682 


i( 


Deed 


To 


Cornelius Higgins 


May 16, 1683 


(( 


Deed 


To 


Stephen Arnold 


July 14, 1684 


(4 

■ 


Return 






May 27, 1682 


Ann 


Return 






Nov. 10, 1670 


Howlong, et al. 


Deed 


From 


William Harris 


April 25, 1683 


C( iK 


Deed 


From 


William Carpenter 


Nov. 27, 1682 


y^ Mary, '' 


Agreement 




m 


May 12, 1686 


fc( i( 


Bond 






April 25, 1683 


Suiannah 


Life Estate 


From 




July 14, 1684 


Thomas 


Return 






ififil 


Thomas, Jr. 
ToUeration, etal. 


Return 
Deed 






Nov. 10, 1670 


From 


William Harris 


Jan. 29, 1651 


:; William 


Deed 


From 


Ezekiel Holliman 


April 1, 1654 


(( 


Deed 


To 


William Carpenter 


Nov. 10, 1670 


(( 


Deed 


To 


Andrew Harris, etal. 


Nov. 27, 1682 


William, et. al. 


Agreement 






Mar. 10, 1685-6 


Hawkins, Edward 


Return 






Oct. 31, 1704 


Stephen 


Deed 


From 


Daniel Apply 


May 26, 1663 


William 


Deed 


From 


John Sayles 




[849] 



60 
99 

178 

74 

90 

48 

60 

273 

145 

147 

273 

91 

39 

60 

74 

65 

60 

145 

150 

286 

45 



I>««oriptlon. 



Hou8« and 150 acres, both sides of Pocasset Rirer. 

60 acres W. side of Nudaconanet brook ; grantee S., Joseph Wise and commoD £. ; 
also 10 acres near Venture, William Carpenter W. and N. 

98^ acres at Sekecequot, John Fenner 8., Common N. £. and W. 

One-thirteenth Vineyard, N. side of Pawtuxet River. 

3 acres in Neck ; Heirs of John Throckmorton N. and £., Common S. and W. 

70 acres upon Wasukquatomiscock hill adjoining Providence Williams ; Plat attached. 

House and 150 acres both sides of Pocasset River. 

Pawtuxet lands. 

To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 

Pawtuxet Purchase. 

Pawtuxet lauds. 

1 acre in Neck on right of, laid out to Samuel Whipple. 

60 acre lot and 25 acre lot Paugachauge, William Carpenter E., River W. 

House and 150 acres both sides of Pocasset River. 

His share in Pautuxet Purchase. 

4 acres at Pawtuxet joining Richard Waterman meadow. 

House and 150 acres on both sides of Pocasset River. 

To divide Pautuxet purchase. 

60 acres between 4 and 7 mile lines, three-quarters miles from William Hawkins' 
dwelling. 

46 acres N. of Robbins' brook, S. from Wa/es' meadow adjoining land of Samuel 
Comstock. 

Two purchase rights. 



[ 860 ] 



!| 



t' 



\- 



Dato. 



Name. 



Feb. 2, 1673 



April 20, 1675 
Julj 8, 1679 
May 1, 1681 

April 80, 1688 

Mar. 16, 1685-6 

Jan. 9, 1691 
Feb. 2, 1673 



Hawkins, William f 



Oct. 15, 1676 
April 9, 1677 



Maj 26, 1684 



April 20, 1685 



cc 



(( 



(C 



(C 



(C 



(( 



William, Jr. 



(i 



(« 



(( 



<( 




Deed 



Deed 



Plat 



Deed 



Deed 



Return 



Deed 



Deed 



Jane 18, 1685 



Heamden or Heam- 

ton, Benjamin 



(( 



tc 



Deed 



Deed 



Return 



Deed 



Return 



lo 



From 



From 



To 



Name. 



William Hawkins, Jr. 



Robert Williams 



From 



From 



From 



From 



Ralph Paine 



Thomas Patey 



Joseph Gardner 
William Hawkins 



To 



Pardon Tillinghast 
Shadrach Manton 



Benjamin Hearnton, J 



[851] 



102 



47 

40 

105 

180 

150 



107 
106 

115 



132 



124 



Description. 



2 Home lots, Highways, W. and E., James Ashton, N., Thomas Roberts, S., 
6 acres iu neck, Daniel Brown, E., Resolved Waterman, W., 5 acres at 
New Field in Neck, Pawtucket River, E,, Roger Williams, N., Joshua Winsor, 
S., one share meadow on Moshassuck River adjoining Thomas Olney and James 
Ashton, one share meadow on Moshassuck River adjoining John Smith and 
Widow Ballou. one share meadow on Neotaconkonitt River adjoining Arthur 
Fenner, parcel of meadow adjoining Nicholas Power and Thomas Angell, 1 share 
of meadow on West River, also right of Common. 

One share of land and meadow. 



90 acres one and one-half miles N. W. from Providence, William Hawkins, S., 
Common, N. and W. 

Meadow 2 miles N. from Providence on S. side Moshassuck River, John Smith, 
W., grantee, S., Shadrach Manton, E. 

60 acres on right of, between 4 and 7 mile line on right of, laid out to Edward 
Hawkins. 



227 \ 12 acres in Newport formerly owned by George Gardner. 

102 I 2 house lots Highway, E. and W., James Ashton, N., Thomas Roberts, S., 
6 acres in Neck, Daniel Brown, E., Resolved Waterman, W., 5 acres New 
Field in Neck, Pawtucket River, E., Roger Williams, N., Joshua Winsor, S., 
1 share of meadow on Moshassuck River adjoining Thomas Olney and James 
Ashton, 1 share meadow on Moshassuck River adjoining John Smith and Widow 
Ballou, 1 share meadow on Neotaconkonitt River adjoining Arthur Fenner, parcel 
of meadow adjoining Nicholas Power and Thomas Angell, 1 share meadow on 
West River, also right of Common. 



20 acres upland and 5 acres meadow, E. side of West River adjoining grantee. 

Low land on S. W. side of West River, also three-fourth acre on N. W. side of brook 
running out of West River. 

60 acres near Westquadomesett S. W. end on Joseph HearntoD S. W. part on 
Lawrence Wilkinson, also upland and meadow adjoining Edward Inman and 
Daniel Brown ; Plat attached. 

60 acres near Westquadomesett, adjoining land of Joseph Hearnton and Lawrence 
Wilkinson ; also meadow land adjoining land of Edward Inman and Daniel 
Brown ; also swamp land adjoining John Ballou. 

30 acres lying S. from Edward Inman and partners, and N. from Joseph Williams. 

45 



[ 852 ] 



Date. 



June 13, 1685 
Mar. 3, 1685-6 



Heamden or Hearn- 

tOIly Benjamin 



April 20, 1685 



Mar. 30, 1696 



Mar. 3, 1685-6 



Name. 



i< 



(( 



Jr. 



1 ' 



April 24, 1688 



April 24, 1688 



Nov. 21, 1682 
June 3, 1682 



June 3, 1682 



Jan. 29, 1651 
May 19, 1682 



Nov. 27, 1682 
Dec. 18, 1685 
Feb. 19, 1678-9 



Mar. 24, 1682 



l8aac 



Joseph 



(i 



William 



HigginS, Cornelius 

Highway 



(( 



Iniirnment. 



Return 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Deed 



Holliman, Kzekiei 






Kzekiei, heir 

of. See John 

Warner 

Kzekiei, etal. 



(i 



Hopkins, Will 



Deed 



lain / 



Agreement 

Return 

Deed 



Con- 
▼eyed. 


Name. 


To 


Joseph Hearnton 


From 


Benjamin Hearnton 


To 


Samuel Wilkinson 


From 


Benjamin Hearnton 


To 


William Hearnton 


From 


Joseph Hearnton 


From 


Andrew Harris 


To 


William Harris 



To 



(i 



*' etal. Return 



George Keech 



\ 



[ 858 ] 



Pace. 



125 
171 



Descrlptloii. 



132 



271 



27 acres 1 mile S. from Westquadomesett, at Robbin's run. 

30 acres 10 miles N. from Providence, and S. from In man Purchase, also 80 acres 
one and one-half miles S. from above parcel, a little N. of Joseph Williams ; also 
7 acres, highway N. W., adjoining Lawrence Wilkinson, and Benjamin Hearnton. 

60 acres near Westquadomesett, adjoining land of Joseph Hearnton and Lawrence 
Wilkinson, also meadow adjoining land of Edward Inman and Daniel Brown ; 
also swamp adjoining John Ballou. 

House and 50 acres, S. side of Westquadomesett brook, near Pawtucket River, 
joining Kdward Inman. 



171 I 30 acres 10 miles N. from Providence, and 8. from Inman purchase; also 80 acres 

one and one-half miles 8. from above parcel, a little N. of Joseph Williams ; also 

j 7 acres, highway N. W., adjoining Lawrence Wilkinson and Benjamin Hearnton. 

176 13 acres, 8. from Inman purchase, at Westquadomesett, grantee, E. and 8. E , 
John Hardin S. W., Common W., highway N. 

176 I 13 acres 8. from Inman purchase, at Westquadomesett, grantor E. and 8. E., John 
Hardin S. W., Common W., highway N. 

I 

! 
178 j 98 and one-half acres at 8ekecequot, John Fenner 8., Common N. E. and W. 

Highway laid out 5 poles and 6 feet wide from Town 8treet W. to 8ea, on W. end of 
James Ashton's lot. 

From Town Street to sea, by house lot formerly John Field, now heirs of Gideon 
Crawford. 



38 



74 



76 j His share in Pawtucket Purchase. 



145 

165 

83 

99 



To divide Pawtuxet purchase. 

Land on right of, laid out to Joseph Jeuckes. 

60 acres 4 miles N. W. from Providence, near house of John Angell, 120 by 80 
poles. 

Two and one-half acres on Wonasquatuaket River, near Waiting's Pond. 



[354] 















Date. 


Name. 


Inatrument. 


Con- 
reyed. 


Name. 

• 




April, 1684 


HopkinSy William 


Return 








July 16, 1685 


(( 


Return 








May I, 1686 


(« 


Deed 


To 


Stephen Aruold 


(■ 


Feb. 20, 1689 


(( 


Deed 


From 


Valentine Whitman 




Feb. 20, 1689 


ii 


Return 






.' 


Feb. 26, 1689 

• 


InmaUy Barbara 

See Edward Inmau 
and wife 


Deed 


To 


John Sayles 




Aug. 17, 1674 


luman, Edward 


Affidavit 








April 26, 1682 


'' et al. 


Deed 


From 


Town of Providence 




May 8, 1685 


'' Return 


I 






April 26, 1688 


" and wife 
Barbara 


Release 


From 


Stephen Paine 




April 21, 1684 


John 


Deed 


From 


Nathaniel Paine 




Dec. 12, 1681 


r- 

Jenckes, Joseph y 

1 

1 






1 


Nov. 4, 1685 


" Return 








Dec. 18, 1685 


1 


Return 








Feb. 11, 1661 


Jones, John y 


Deed 


To 


Thomas Olney 




Feb. 16, 1680 


i 
1 


Deed 


To 


Joseph Smith 




Nov. 21, 1685 


1 
i 


Return 







[ 355 ] 



Desoiiption. 



92 I Land on right of, laid out to John Sheldon. 

i 

I 

125 : 30 acres on right of, on Wonasquatucket river, laid out to Pardon Tillinghast. 

255 60 acres near Loquasqussuck, near George Keech. 

198 Meadow and 25 acres upland, ^ mile E. from Mashapaugue pond, being Robert 
Coles share. 

236 Land on right of, laid out to Valentine Whitman. 

200 One-half share meadow, } 25 acres upland, ^ mile E. from Mashapauge Pond, being 
Robert Coles' share. 



SO Sale of land from Thomas Wallins to Daniel Abbott. 



e 



112 3,500 acres Westquadomsett, on Pawtucket River; also Mettetakonitt meadows. 

120 87 acres Loquasquassick Woods, 80 acres on W. side of Pawtucket River, High- 
way and Common W. ; 7 acres adjoining John Inman and highway. 

174 W. side of Pawtucket River at Westquadomesett. 

80 One-half right of common purchased by Stephen Paine of E^lward Inman. 

299 Bond given by Jonathan Maurey to Stephen Paine et al., to defend title to land sold 
by Mary Maurey to Stephen Paine, now owned by said Jenckes. 

164 Sixteen and one-half acres, Joseph Jenkes N., Pawtucket River E., highway S., 

Common W. 

165 38 acres, right of Ezekiel Holliman, E. side of 4 mile line, about ^ mile S. W. from 

Pawtucket Falls ; Common S., Abraham and Stephen Harding and Common W. ; 
all other parts by Joseph Jenckes. 

87 Full right of Common in Providence. 

71 4 acre house lot — John Smith, (mason,) S., Lawrence Wilkinson, N., Highway E. 
and W. one- fourth right of common. 

157 I One and five-eighth acres in Neck, on right of, laid out to Thomas Patey. 



[ 366 ] 



•'1 






y> D»te. 



Name. 



Imtnunent* 



V 



■ ' t ► 



Feb. 19, 1678-9 Koech, George 



Sept. 26, 1687 



(i 



Deed 



Deed 



Oct. 80, 1685 K6y68y John and wife Return 

Anna 



Oct. 2, 1693 



Oct. 30, 1695 



KiltOIIf Robert 



y 



a 



Mortgage 



Release 



April 27, 1652 

1681 

Oct. 12, 1685 
Oct. 23, 1685 
Oct. 12, 1685 



Kinsley, Kldad and wife 

See Timothy Brooks 

and wife 

Lippitt, John A 
London, Edward 
M ftTin^ Abraham 



Deed 
Return 
Deed 
Return 



William heir of Deed 



u' 



May 13, 1682 I Manton, Edward 



May 13, 1682 

May 13, 1682 

Oct. 30, 1685 

Oct. 30, 1685 
Nov. 18, 1685 
Feb. 24, 1685-6 



(( 



(( 



it, 



ii 



ik 



Return 

Return 

Return 

Return 

Return 
Return 
Return 



Con- 
re jed. 



From 



From 



Name. 



To 



From 



To 



William Hopkins 



Thomas Clements 



Pardon Tillinghaat 



Pardon Tillinghast 



Arthur Fenner 



To Ephraim Pearce 



To I Ephraim Pearce 



[867] 



Page. 



Description. 



83 



185 



60 acres, 4 miles, N. W. from Providence near house of John Augell 120 
X 80 poles. 



30 acres on 



River. 



161 Fourteen and one-eighth acres near Ventor, N. E. from Neotakonkouitt hill adjoining 
said Keyes land. 

« 223 Dwelling bouse and land adjoining Pardon Tillinghast, Henry Browne and Towns 
highway. 

51 Release of mortgage on Page 228. 



51 All his land in Providence except 5 acre lot and 8 acres of meadow. 

156 Lot 30 foot square by the water side, 4 poles from Pardon Tillinghast home lot. 

143 One-half right of common. 

152 Land on right of, laid out to Rphraim Pearce. 

143 One-half right of Common. 

62 77 acres Wonasquatucket River in exchange for sixty-eight and one-half acres for- 
merly laid out to Edward and Shadrach Manton. 

63 7 acres on Wonasquatucket River E. side of highway 1 mile from Ventor 4 miles W. 
from Providence. 

63 21 acres 3 miles W. from Providence, Ventor brook W. and N. W., Wonasqua- 
tucket River N., Common S. 

159 55 acres N. side Wonasquatucket River at Venter, adjoining said Manton; 2 acres 
at Ventor, adjoining John Keyes and wife, Anna, Ventor meadow S. E. 

161 14 and one-eighth acres near Ventor, on right of, laid out to John Keyes and wife. 

162 Land on right of, laid out to Henry Estance and wife. 

160 25 and one-eighth acres W. side of Wonasquatucket River, 1 mile from Ventor 
meadow. River E., Thomas Fenner, Thomas Harris, Jr., and heirs of William 



n 



[ 868 ] 



I 

■r 



\- 



< ■ 



IHite. 


Name. 


Initrument. 


Con- 


Vmmm. 


April 24, 1686 


Manton, Edward 


Return 






1675 


Shadrach 


Return 






April 9, 1677 


ki 


Deed 


To 


William Hawkins, « 


Oct. 30, 1686 


4( 


Return 






F«b. 24, 1685-6 


(t 


Return 






Mar. 19,1691-2 


Mathewson, James 


Return 






June 12, 1704 


^> Zachariah 


Deed 


To 


Thomas Fenner 


Oct. 27, 1644 


MorriB, Robert 


Deed 


To 


Robert Williams 


July 14, 1686 


Mo wry, John et al. 


Deed 


To 


John Reede 


Nov. 17, 1703 


Johu 


Deed 


From 


Joseph Whipple 


Nov. 20, 1704 


i( 


Deed 


From 


William Smith 


Dec. 12, 1681 


Jonathau 


Bond 


To 


Stephen Paine et al. 


Dec. 12, 1681 


i« 


Bond 


To 


(fc (( 


July 16, 1688 


a 


Deed 


To 


Thomas £sten. 


Oct. 28, 1684 


^ Nathauiel 


Release 


From 


John Thornton 


July 14, 1686 


1 

*' et al. 


Deed 


To 


Johu Reede 


May 7, 1692 


i% 


Deed 


From 


Richard Pray 


May 12, 1692 


n 


1 
Return 







Sept. 5, 1685 



Roger 



Return 



[ 859 ] 



Pan^. Description. 



I — 



163 Land on right of, laid out to Henry Elstance and wife. 

39 20 acres, Joseph Williams and Arthur Fenner 8. ; also 5 acres, Joseph Williams N., 
both being W. from Cawcaunchewatchatt. 

106 Low land on S. W. side of West River; also three-quarters of an acre on N. W. side 
of brook running out of West River. 

159 57 acres at Ventor, on right of, laid out to Edward Manton. 

160 25 and ono-eighth acres W. side of Wonasquatucket River, on right of, laid out to 

£dward Manton. 

219 31 acres N. W. end of cedar swamp and 2 miles S. W. from Neotkonconitt hill, 
both sides of brook ; also 5 and one>half acres adjoining, said Mathewson's farm 
on S. E., on W. side of said hill. 

I 
278 3 acres W. part of Round Cove, Pawtucket River. 

17 House and ground between William Reynolds and Chad Brown. 

139 One-sixth of lot at Westquadomesett. 

281 30 acres E. of Westquadomesett hill. 

283 12 and one-half acres not laid out. 

298 To defend title to land sold by Mary Mawrey to Stephen Paine, now owned by Sam- 

uel Whipple. 

299 To defend title to land sold by Mary Mawrey to Stephen Paine, and now owned by 

Joseph Jenckes. 

190 12 acres Neck, N. part of Great swamp, adjoining Abraham and Stephen Harding, 
John Arnold and Josias Wilkinson. 

148 Westquadomesett. 

139 One-sixth of lot at Westquadomesett. 

215 One-half of purchase right. 

225 Fifty-six and one-half acres, right of Richard Pray, both sides of Wonasquatucket 
river, which runs by the Keyes adjoining land formerly of Arthur Fenner. 

154 13 acres in Neck in right of, laid out to Samuel Whipple. 



[ 360 ] 









Date. 


Name. 


Instmment. 


Con. 
▼eyed. 


Name. 


Sept. 9, 1685 


Mowry, Roger 

'* heir of 
See Jonathan Mowry 


Return 






June 3, lt)78 


Northupy Stephen 


Return 

! 




Nov. 9, 1686 


(( 


Return 






May, 1675 


OlneVy Kpeuetus 


Return 


1 




Nov. 4, 1685 


a 


Return 




Nov. 5, 1685 


a 


1 
Return ' 

1 




April 27, 1686 


'* et al. 


Deposition 


1 




June 3, 1686 


(( 


Return 






April 14, 1645 


Olney, Thomas 


Deed 


From 


William Field 


April 20, 1649 


i( 


Deed 


From 


Mathew Waller 


May 4, 1649 


ii 


1 
Deed From 


Stukley Westcott 


May 13, 1654^ 


kfc 


Deed From 


William Field 


July 27, 1659 


*• 


Deed 


To 


William Carpenter 


Feb. 11, 1661 


kk 


Deed 


From John Jones 


Dec. 18, 1667 


u 


Deed 


From Roger Williams 


Nov. 27, 1682 


'* et al. 


Agreement 




Feb. 2, 1681 

1 


** Jr. 


Return 


1 





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Page. Description. 



155 34 acres W. side of Moshassuck river, on right of, laid out to Samuel Whipple. 



37 3 acres adjoining Cedar Swamp, on right of, laid out to Richard Arnold. 

187 6 acres in Neck, in right of, laid out to Thomas Arnold. 

166 60 acres in 2d Division, and 10 acres swamp, 2 J miles N. W. from Providence, 
between Wonasquatucket river and Wanskuck field. 

165 Six and one-fourth acres in Neck, in Great Swamp at Walling's Island; said Olney 
N., Thomas Field E. and S., highway W. 

166 One-fourth acre in Neck, Highway N., Henry Brown E., said Olney S., Thomas 

Patey W. 

131 Testimony relating to grant of land by Richard Scott. 

167 42 acres in 50 acre Division, E. side of 4 mile line, between Wonasquatucket river 

and Wanskuck field ; highway N., Common E. and S., said Olney W. 

86 5 acres S. side of Wonasquatucket river, joining Thomas Olney on the E. ; also 5 

acres adjoining above on the E., and Jane Sears on S. 

82 My 6 acres, 5 acres and 60 acres, and 20 acres and all common. 

83 6 acres Wonasquatucket river adjoining meadow of Thomas Olney. 

87 Two shares meadow on Moshassuck river joining common and widow Sears. 

65 On Salt River at Pawtuxet line buildino; S. on hiofhwav ; also neck between River; 
the above lands on Broad and Sasafrax Coves. 

87 Full right of Common in Providence. 

84 25 acres S., part of Providence adjoining John Fiehl and widow Power, lying S. of 

small brook. 

145 To divide Pawtuxet Purchase. 

48 104 acres near Wanskuck, Epenetus and Thomas Olney, Jr., E., Benjamin Whipple 
W., Richard Pray's flagg pond and Thomas Olney S., Common N. Plat 
annexed. 



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f 







Initmmeiit. 


Con- 
re jed. 




Date. 


Name. 


Name. 


Feb. 2, 1681 


Olneyy Thomas, Jr. ' 


Return 


1 


1 
! 


Mar. 18, 1681 


(( (( 


Deed 


From 


1 

Executor of John Clarke 


June 8, 1682 


ii (t 


Return 


From 




Jan. 29, 1700 


FA1T16y Nathaniel, Exr. 
See Exr. of Stephen Paine 








Dec. 12, 1681 


Paine, Nathaniel, et al. 


Bond 


From 


Jonathan Mawrey 


Dec. 12, 1681 


»( 4( 


Bond 


From 


ik 


April 21, 1684 


i( 


Deed 


To 


John Inman 


Feb. 9, 1685 


(4 


Deed 


From 


John Reed 


July 14, 1686 


'' 


Deed 


To 


Alexander Balkoia 


June 15, 1677 


Ralph ^W 


Deed 


From 


Admr. of John Smitli 


May 1, 1681 


tfc 


Deed 


To 


William Hawkins 


Dec. 24, 1685 


ii 


Deed 


To 


Thomas Baker 


Jan. 29, 17C0 


Stephen Exrs. of 


Release 


To 


James Black mar 


Dec. 12, 16S1 


'' ct al. 


HoihI 


From 


Jonathan Mawrey 


Dec. 12, 1681 


** ct al. 


B(>n<l 


From 


Jonathan Mawrey 


April 26, 1688 


(( 


Release 


To 


Edward Inman and wife 
Barbara 


Feb. 27, 1689 


Palmer, George 


Return 






April 27, 1680 


Park, William 


Deed 


To 


John Thornton 



[ 368 ] 



p«««. 



Description. 



44 



Eight and one-half acres near Wauskuck adjoining said Ohiev. Said Phit annexed. 



85 I A full purchase right. 

45 Warehouse lot against W. end of James Ashton's home lot, Town Street E., highway 
S., Common N., and to go to the Sea. 



298 To defend title to land sold by Mary Mawrey to Stepfien Paine now owned by Samuel 

Whipple. 

299 To defend title to land sold by Mary Mawrey to Stephen Paine, now owned by Joseph 

Jenekes. 

80 One-half right of Common purchased by Stephen Paine of Edward Inman., 

139 ' A 16th part of a purchase at Westcottompscutt. 

142 One-sixth lot at Westquadomesett. 

7 90 acres on West River, one and one-half miles from Providence, N. W. and S. with 
William Hawkins, Jr., N. W. and S. with Common, N. W. with Benjamin 
Hernden, also 25 acres right of common. 

105 90 acres one and one-half miles N. W. from Providence, William Hawkins, Jr., S., 
Common N. and W. 

131 25 acres of Common purchased of Joseph Smith. 

266 Westquadomesett. 

299 To defend title to land sold by Mary Mawrey to Stephen Paine, now owne<l by Joseph 
Jenekes. 

298 To defend title to land sold by Mary Mawrey to Stephen Paine, now owned by Samuel 
Whipple. 



174 

197 
55 



W. side of Pawtucket River at Westquadomesett. 



Land in right of, laid out to Joseph Smith. 

300 acres, Thomas Borden, N., Joseph Wis^, S., Hugh Buett, K,, Towns 
• land, W. 



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Date. 



Name. 



Feb. 24, 1674 



Aug. 26, 1680 



1682 



Patey, Thomas 



n 



April 80, 1688 



May 29, 1685 



Nov. 21, 1^85 



Nov. 27, 1682 



(( 



4k 



Instrament. 



Deed 



(( 



Deed 



ReturD 



Deed 



Return 



Con-' 



From 



From 



Name. 



From 



ki 



Return 



Feb. — , 1677 



Mar. 9, 1667 
Oct. 24, 1679 



July 29, 1682 
Oct. 12, 1685 
Oct. 23, 1685 



Aurr. 27, 1689 



PawtUX6t Proprietors Agreement 

division of | 

Fearce, Perce, Pierce, 
PierscPirce, 

Kphraim ; Return 



Valentine Wliitmaii 



John Brown 



William Hawkins 



Kphraim 



(( 



k k 



(( 



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